Guy Romeo Kenmegne1*, Chang Zou1*, Xuanhong He1, Grace Paka Lubamba2, Yue Fang1

1Department of Orthopedics, West China Hospital, West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China
2Department of Head and Neck Oncology Surgery, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China

Keywords: Acetabular, fracture fixation, trauma.


Bilateral acetabular fractures have long been described in seizure patients, osteoporotic acetabular insufficiency. Few cases have been reported in the context of high-velocity trauma. The bilateral traumatic acetabular fracture is very rare and complex due to the unique nature of the force and the fracture pattern. A 48-year-old female patient was admitted to our orthopedic ward for bilateral acetabular fracture after a road traffic accident. On admission, the patient presented with some associated complications susceptible to influence the prognosis. In conclusion, bilateral acetabular fracture secondary to high-velocity trauma can be successfully managed with open reduction and internal fixation, even in cases with a very high risk of surgical site infection and sepsis.

Citation: Kenmegne GR, Zou C, He X, Lubamba GP, Fang Y. Bilateral acetabular fracture secondary to high-velocity trauma: A rare case report. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2022;33(2):455-461.

* The first two authors contributed equally to this manuscript.

Author Contributions

Contributed in data collection and writing the manuscript: G.R.K., X.H.; Contributed in revising the manuscript: C.Z., G.P.L.; Contributed in writing the manuscript and interpreting result: Y.F.

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The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.

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