Injuries of Lower Limb
A patient sustains a displaced fracture of both columns of the acetabulum with extension into the sciatic notch. The patient is initially placed in traction. After treatment of other associated injuries, pre-operative evaluation should include which of the following? (AIPG 2012)
|A||CT evaluation of the acetabular fracture.|
|B||Aspiration of the hip joint.|
|D||Preoperative ventilation-perfusion lung scan.|
|E||Prolonged bed rest.|
CT evaluation of the acetabular fracture
Treatment of a displaced fracture of both columns of the acetabulum requires careful preoperative evaluation, including CT with three-dimensional reconstruction, if the fracture anatomy is not clear from standard radiographic imaging.