The goals of managing patients with acetabular fractures are to restore the congruity of the articular surface, minimize pain, and improve long-term function (47). In the elderly, special considerations should be given to those presenting with significant medical problems, osteopenic bone, and patients who also present with concurrent femoral head fractures or those who also present with moderate or severe arthritis of the hip joint. These orthopedic comorbid factors may result in a treatment that may need to be tailored to the specific needs of that patient.
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