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Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Print version ISSN 0102-3616
MAIA, Maurício Silveira et al. Epidemiological analysis on acetabular fractures. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2011, vol.46, n.1, pp. 23-26. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162011000100004.
This aim of this work was to carry out an epidemiological study on acetabular fractures in the city of Campinas and surrounds, in view of the few published papers on this subject. Medical files with a diagnosis of acetabular fracture between the years 2004 and 2008 that were made available by the Medical Archiving Service of Hospital das Clínicas, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) were analyzed by six observers. Data on patients' ages, sex, side affected by the fracture, mechanism of injury, material used for synthesis, complications of the operation, associated fractures, length of hospitalization before and after the surgery, time of total internment and number of physiotherapy sessions before and after the surgery were gathered. It was observed in this population that the left side was more affected; the mechanism of injury that most often caused this type of fracture was automobile accidents; injuries to the sciatic nerve were the commonest surgical complications; and the synthesis material most used was reconstruction plates.
Keywords : Epidemiology; Acetabulum; Bone Fractures.