Fijación del cable y artroplastia total de cadera en el tratamiento de fracturas de acetábulo en pacientes mayores.
Mouhsine E, Garofalo R, Borens O, Blanc CH, Wettstein M, Leyvraz PF.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Eighteen patients with acetabular fractures, with a mean age of 76 years, were treated with cable fixation and acute total hip arthroplasty. Nine were T-shaped fractures, 4 associated transverse and posterior wall, 2 transverse, 2 posterior column and posterior wall, and 1 anterior and posterior hemitransverse fractures. One patient experienced 3 episodes of hip dislocation within 10 months after surgery. All the others had a good outcome at a mean follow-up time of 36 months. Radiographic assessment showed healing of the fracture and a satisfactory alignment of the cup without loosening. This option provides good primary fixation, stabilizes complex acetabular fractures in elderly patients, and permits early postoperative mobilization.
J Arthroplasty. 2004 Apr;19(3):344-8.