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Open Reduction by Fenestration to the Ilium for Central Acetabular Depression Fractures: A Case Report and Operative Technique

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Aim: The aim was to report a fenestration technique for gap reduction of acetabular depression fractures. Case presentation: A 76-year-old man suffered from severe left leg pain. The computed tomography scanning showed a displaced acetabular depression fracture, including a third fracture fragment in the center of the acetabular weight-bearing area. We performed a fenestration technique to fenestrate the outer plate of ilium to push down the dislocated fragment of the fracture. The patient was pain-free with good functional outcome of the hip joint at three years after operation. Conclusion: The fenestration technique is useful for displaced acetabular depression fractures. We performed open reduction in this particular case, but the technique may be done less invasively with the use of hip arthroscopy.

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Yoshida, K. , Maruyama, M. , Kasama, K. , Hashidate, H. and Kitagawa, K. (2016) Open Reduction by Fenestration to the Ilium for Central Acetabular Depression Fractures: A Case Report and Operative Technique. Open Journal of Orthopedics, 6, 221-226. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2016.68029.

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