Vipin Tyagi1, Amit Dwivedi2*, Rahul Kakran3, Shriya Garg4 and Robium Naorem5
1Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopedics, Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Professor and HOD, Department of Orthopaedics, Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4Junior Resident, Department of Orthopedics, Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
5Post Graduate, Department of Orthopaedics, Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Amit Dwivedi, Professor and HOD, Department of Orthopaedics, Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Received: December 15, 2021; Published: February 16, 2022
Introduction: Acetabular fractures are one of the most challenging and complex injuries encountered by the orthopedic surgeons. Because the acetabulum involves a major weight bearing joint in the lower limb, these fractures are of great clinical importance. The main aim in such fracture management is the proper anatomical reduction for the good functioning of the hip joint.
Aims and Objective: In this study, our aim is to assess the outcome of the acetabular fractures operated by open reduction and internal fixation with plating.
Method: In this retrospective study, we included 30 patients with acetabular injuries who needed surgical intervention as per the indications. The patients were selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The patients were operated between November 2019 to December 2020 at Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad.
Result: Follow up of the patients was done at 6, 8 and 12 weeks and 6 and 12 months. The patients were assessed according to the Modified Harris Hip Score.
Out of the 30 patients included in this study, 26 patients had excellent result, 3 patients had good result and 1 patient had fair result who developed stitch line infection which was treated with antibiotics.
Conclusion: All the patients operated had successful outcome with weight bearing, mobilization, and return to normal life and activities of daily living. Ilioinguinal, stoppa approach and KL approach have good outcome and the choice depends on the operating surgeon and the configuration of fracture.
Keywords: Acetabulum; Pelvis; Plating; Stoppa Approach; Ilioinguinal Approach; Harris Hip Score
Citation: Amit Dwivedi., et al. “Assessment of the Outcome of Acetabulum Fractures by Open Reduction and Internal Fixation".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.3 (2022): 02-06.
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