The T-Shaped Fractures of the Acetabulum
- *Corresponding Author:
- Omar F Martín
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
Hospital de Avila
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 18, 2016; Accepted date: April 29, 2016; Published date: May 03, 2016
Citation: Martín OF, Patricia ZA, Miguel Ángel MF, Aurelio VC, Jose Antonio VG, et al. (2016) The T-Shaped Fractures of the Acetabulum. J Trauma Treat 5: 303. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000303
Copyright: © 2016 Martín OF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The T-shaped pelvic fracture represents from 3%-12% 1 of all acetabulum fractures. It is defined as a transverse acetabulum fracture in combination with a vertical fracture that divides the posterior column from the anterior column (Figure 1). Although the T-type fracture affects both columns, it differs by definition from a fracture of both columns in that part of the acetabulum articular surface still remains stably attached to the iliac pelvic ring.