Radiology of Acetabular Fractures 



- See: Radiology of the Pelvis

- Classification:
    - elemental frx patterns:
            - posterior wall
            - posterior column frx
            - transverse frx
            - anterior column frx
            - anterior wall frx
    - associated frx patterns:
            - T shaped frx
            - posterior wall + posterior column frx
            - transverse + posterior wall frx
            - anterior column or wall + posterior hemitransverse
            - posterior column + anterior column frx


- Radiographs:
    - specific views:
            - AP view
            - Judet View
    - landmarks:
            - roof arc measurements: determine need for surgery;
                    - these need to be taken w/ the patient out of traction;
            - tear drop
            - ilioischial line
            - iliopectineal line
            - posterior rim
            - anterior rim


Classification of common acetabular fractures: radiographic and CT appearances

MR imaging of acetabular fractures: value in detecting femoral head injury, intraarticular fragments, and sciatic nerve injury.

CT of acetabular fractures: postoperative appearances.

Routine pelvic radiography in severe blunt trauma: is it necessary?

Evaluation of the role of coronal and sagittal axial CT scan reconstructions for the imaging of acetabular fractures.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, September 6, 2012 3:06 pm