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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2012, Article ID 240838, 4 pages
Case Report

Literature Review and Clinical Presentation of Bilateral Acetabular Fractures Secondary to Seizure Attacks

Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Saint Georges University Medical Center, University of Balamand, P.O. Box 166378, Achrafieh, Beirut 1100 2807, Lebanon

Received 29 March 2012; Accepted 18 July 2012

Academic Editors: Y. J. Chen, B. Levine, and I. Madrazo

Copyright © 2012 Alexandre H. Nehme et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Central acetabular fracture dislocation is usually caused by high-energy external trauma. However, 26 cases that occurred as a result of a seizure attack appeared in the literature from 1970 to 2007, with the seizure attacks themselves caused by many different factors. In this setting, the central acetabular fracture not caused by direct trauma might initially remain unnoticed leading to a delayed diagnosis. In some cases, this may lead to death as a result of massive blood loss. We here present a case of bilateral central acetabular fracture dislocation as a result of a seizure attack.