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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 607046, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/607046
Case Report

Simultaneous Periprosthetic Acetabular Fracture and Contralateral B-Type Compression Injury of the Pelvic Ring: A Case Report of a Rare Injury Combination

Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany

Received 20 July 2013; Accepted 10 September 2013

Academic Editors: B. Chalidis, N. K. Kanakaris, A. H. Kivioja, and J.-M. Laffosse

Copyright © 2013 Sven Märdian 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.

Abstract

The periprosthetic fracture of the acetabulum is a rare injury, and its management is only sporadically reported in the literature. A few case reports are available which mainly focus on periprosthetic acetabular fractures in the elderly population. In our case, a 32-year-old patient suffered from a periprosthetic acetabular fracture in combination with a pelvic ring injury following a high velocity accident. The fracture morphology allowed a salvage of the prosthesis with an open reduction and internal fixation with a good radiographic and functional outcome one year after trauma.