A new prosthetic implant for the treatment of acute fractures of the acetabulum in Elderly

Author(s): Herbert Resch


Fractures of the acetabulum in elderly patients pose a major problem as osteosynthesis may not provide sufficient stability due to poor bone quality. Additionally, the fracture pattern is often quite different compared to younger people not allowing perfect reduction. Prosthetic replacement would be desirable in the acute phase in these patients. Unfortunately, commonly available prosthetic implants do not allow stable fixation of the acetabulum component.

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