Dr. Mullis shares the complications associated with an acetabular fracture.
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The biggest risk is arthritis. Again, it’s a high-energy injury and so, there may be other injuries that put your life at risk, but you won’t die from an acetabular fracture itself whereas you could be at risk from a pelvis fracture. So the main risk for an acetabular fracture is arthritis. With a pelvis fracture, many times at least the early concern is that it is a life-threatening injury.