Acetabular Fractures of Both Columns
The purpose of this research is to study a specific acetabular (hip socket) fracture pattern and how its treatment affects the functional, clinical, and x-ray outcomes. There are no experimental procedures involved.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Both Column Acetabular Fractures With Associated Posterior Deformity Patterns: Implications for Surgical Treatment and Prognosis|
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2008|
This study will identify a small subset of patients that fall outside the Letournel classification system of acetabular fractures. The fracture pattern, its influence on the surgical treatment decision making process, and the radiographic and outcomes will be detailed. In particular, both-column acetabular fractures with significant posterior deformity have been correlated with poor functional outcomes, increased arthritis radiographically, and worse prognosis in general. Despite these findings, there has been no specific study evaluating these injury patterns to date. We present ten patients with both column acetabular fractures and an associated posterior column/wall piece and their clinical outcomes in an effort to help guide surgical treatment and offer prognostic guidance.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|
|Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033|
|Principal Investigator:||David C Goodspeed, MD||Penn State Milton S. Hershey|