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Injuries of Lower Limb

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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.

C Pelvic arteriography.

D Preoperative ventilation-perfusion lung scan.

E Prolonged bed rest.

Ans. A

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.

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