Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Posterior Wall and Column Fractures in Older Patients

  • Marcus SciadiniEmail author
  • David Potter


Posterior and column wall acetabular fractures are common injuries in older patients. Unfortunately, unlike other fracture types, posterior wall fractures are more difficult to treat nonoperatively due to the inherent instability of the hip joint. Posterior wall and column acetabular fractures in older patients often present with femoral head damage and market comminution of the posterior wall. In this chapter, we will review surgical techniques for management of these complex injuries.


Acetabulum Posterior column fracture Posterior wall fracture Marginal impaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA

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