Central fracture-dislocation of the acetabulum
Fell from height onto the left leg. Now severe left hip pain.
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Comminuted fracture of the left acetabulum (roof, anterior and posterior columns) extending into the ilium. Marked protrusio of the femoral head. Lateral pelvic wall haematoma (arrow). Further fracture of the left inferior pubic ramus.
This fracture is typical of a fall from height onto the leg with transmission of force through the acetabulum. It is a significant injury and requires reduction and major metallic fixation if the patient is to return to ambulation.