How do acetabulum fractures differ between younger patients and those older than 35 years?

Updated: Jun 25, 2019
  • Author: David S Levey, MD; Chief Editor: Felix S Chew, MD, MBA, MEd  more...
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Age-related considerations

The primary cause in younger individuals is high-energy trauma. Fractures secondary to moderate or minimal trauma are increasingly of concern in those older than 35 years or in those with osteopenia/osteomalacia from a chronic underlying cause.


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