Classification

Elementary patterns include:

  • Anterior wall fractures
  • Posterior wall fractures
  • Anterior column fractures
  • Posterior column fractures
  • Transverse fractures

Associated patterns include:

  • Both anterior and posterior column fractures
  • Posterior column with posterior wall fractures
  • Transverse with posterior wall fractures
  • T-shaped fractures
  • Anterior column with posterior hemitransverse fractures

Explanation

Based on their patterns, acetabular fractures have been divided into ‘elementary’ and ‘associated’ patterns.

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Reference(s)

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