Pelvic & Acetabular Fractures


Pelvic and acetabular fractures are severe injuries resulting from traumatic events such as car crashes or falls, which can affect people of all ages. The pelvic and acetabular regions play a crucial role in the mechanics of the human body and are close to vital anatomy. An injury to these areas can be extremely dangerous. It’s essential that such fractures are handled by surgeons who have expertise in pelvic surgery.

Dr. Harikumar is a specialist in treating pelvic and acetabular fractures. He possesses extensive knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis, management, and surgical treatment of these complex injuries.

Furthermore, elderly individuals with brittle bones caused by osteoporosis may experience pelvic and acetabular fractures from even minor falls. These structures form the core foundation of the skeleton and when damaged, they can pose a significant risk of long-term disability or even life-threatening consequences.

  • Diagnosis & Treatment Of Pelvic Acetabular Fractures

    Multiple sources are utilized in formulating a treatment plan for pelvic and acetabular fractures. This includes a comprehensive physical examination, as well as X-rays and CT scans, to gather necessary information. In cases where the pelvis or acetabulum has suffered from bone displacement and misalignment, surgical intervention is advised.

    There are multiple goals of fracture surgery, including:

    • Restoring the pelvis’ or acetabulum’s normal shape
    • Minimizing post-traumatic arthritis
    • Decreasing pain and improve mobility
    • Avoiding or delaying total hip replacement
  • Surgical Precision Is Critical

    The treatment approach for pelvic and acetabular fractures is determined by several factors, including the type of fracture, pelvic stability, and extent of bone displacement. These fractures often result in displacement, requiring realignment. Aligning the cartilage and bone properly is a critical step during surgery to prevent issues like severe joint arthritis, reduced mobility, decreased function, and pain.

    The objectives of surgery are to:

    • Stabilize the hip joint
    • Line up the cartilage surface
    • Remove any bone fragments within the hip joint.