Challenge of the Week / Trauma / 03.27.20

Which of the following is the most common complication of an acetabular fracture?
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrombosis can occur after an acetabular fracture, but posttraumatic arthritis is the most commonly seen complication.

  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteonecrosis can occur after an acetabular fracture, but posttraumatic arthritis is the most commonly seen complication.

  • Heterotopic ossification
  • Heterotopic ossification can occur after an acetabular fracture, but posttraumatic arthritis is the most commonly seen complication.

  • Posttraumatic arthritis
  • Posttraumatic arthritis is the most common complication seen after an acetabular fracture.

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