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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013, Article ID 478131, 4 pages
Case Report

A Modified Stoppa (Technique) Approach for Treatment of Pediatric Acetabular Fractures

1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakif University, Fatih, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Selcuklu Medicine Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

Received 28 January 2013; Accepted 12 May 2013

Academic Editors: W. Kolb and A. Nehme

Copyright © 2013 Mehmet Elmadag and Mehmet Ali Acar. 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.


Pediatric acetabular fractures are rare, and anterior column fractures are even rarer. Generally, conservative treatment is applied. If there is displacement of more than 2 mm or findings of instability or fragments within the joint, then surgical treatment is applied. Anterior and posterior approaches may be used in surgical treatment. With pediatric patients, even greater care should be taken in the choice of surgery to be performed according to the fracture pattern to avoid postoperative triradiate cartilage damage. Therefore, minimally invasive surgery is more appropriate. We herein present a case of an acetabulum anterior column posterior hemitransverse fracture following a traffic accident, which was treated surgically using a modified Stoppa (technique) approach.