Transverse acetabular and ipsilateral segmental femoral shaft fractures in a young male: Rare case report
Transverse acetabular and ipsilateral segmental femoral shaft fractures are rare. There are only a few reported cases of other similar patterns of acetabular and ipsilateral femoral fractures. They are usually high-energy injuries. We report a case of a transverse acetabular and ipsilateral segmental femoral shaft fractures in a young male following a road traffic accident. Management of these fractures poses a challenge to Trauma/Orthopaedic surgeons. The patient underwent acetabular reconstruction with plate and screws and locked retrograde intramedullary femoral nailing simultaneously with a satisfactory outcome in a low resourced referral hospital. Our approach and procedure of posterior column fixation in transverse acetabular fracture and femur fixation may be a primary option in managing such a case in low resource settings and indicates this is possible with adequate preoperative planning.