Kelly A. Lefaivre, Adam J. Starr

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter summarizes the basics and history of acetabulum fractures their classification. The goal of the chapter is to provide an evidence based review to allow readers to address the top issues in the treatment of these complex injuries: pre-operative imaging, surgical indications, special considerations in elderly patients, thromboprophylaxis, heterotopic ossification prophylaxis, expected functional outcomes, and prognostic factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Orthopedics
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)1405184760, 9781405184762
StatePublished - Oct 31 2011


  • Acetabulum fracture
  • Computed tomography
  • Elderly
  • Functional outcomes
  • Heterotopic ossification
  • Surgical indications
  • Thromboprophylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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