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Pelvis/Hip Case 4 Background

Acetabular fracture (disruption of iliopectineal line)


Fractures of the acetabulum can be to the posterior wall, anterior wall, or transverse. Posterior wall fractures are most common because forces are more commonly directed posteriorly through the femur. Anterior wall fractures are rare. When associated with major trauma there is about 50% chance of another major injury.