Published: 2019-08-26

Restoring stability in a neglected acetabular fracture with dual mobility total hip arthroplasty: a case report

Sanjay Agarwala, Moin Mehmood, Aditya Menon


Neglected acetabular fractures present with varied degrees of soft tissue and bone loss and distorted anatomy resulting in high hip centres. The basic principles of achieving stability and restoring motion are to augment the acetabular bone loss, prevent protrusio in the long term and use a prosthesis that prevents dislocation. We report a case of a 22 year old neglected acetabular fracture managed successfully with a femoral head autograft, anti protrusio cage and dual mobility total hip arthroplasty.


Acetabular fracture, Acetabular defect, Dual mobility, Femur head autograft, Total hip arthroplasty

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