Journal article

Outcomes following operatively managed acetabular fractures in patients aged 60 years and older

P Navarre, BJ Gabbe, XL Griffin, MK Russ, AT Bucknill, E Edwards, MP Esser

The Bone & Joint Journal | BRITISH EDITORIAL SOC BONE & JOINT SURGERY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIMS: Acetabular fractures in older adults lead to a high risk of mortality and morbidity. However, only limited data have been published documenting functional outcomes in such patients. The aims of this study were to describe outcomes in patients aged 60 years and older with operatively managed acetabular fractures, and to establish predictors of conversion to total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, registry-based study of 80 patients aged 60 years and older with acetabular fractures treated surgically at The Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospital. We reviewed charts and radiological investigations and performed patient interviews/examinations and functional outco..

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