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Types of Pelvic Fractures

Acetabulum
Acetabulum

The acetabulum is the socket of the ball-and-socket hip joint. The top of the thigh bone (femur) forms the ball, and the socket (acetabulum) is part of the pelvic bone. Several bones join together to form the round pelvis: the ilium, the ischium, and the pubis. In the back of the pelvis, the sacrum and coccyx are also joined together.

Femoral Head
Femoral Head

Types of Pelvic Fractures. The pelvis is composed of three bones that fuse together during adolescence: the ilium, ischium, and pubis. Ligaments attach this ring of bones to the sacrum at the lower part of the spine. On each side of the pelvis, the cup-shaped socket called the acetabulum connects with the femoral head to form the hip joint.

Femoral Neck
Femoral Neck

Femoral neck fractures are a subset of proximal femoral fractures. The femoral neck is the weakest part of the femur. Since disruption of blood supply to the femoral head is dependant on the type of fracture and causes significant morbidity, diagnosis and classification of these fractures is important. Neck of femur fractures are considered intracapsular fractures (also called proximal femoral fractures).

Ilium
Ilium

A pelvic fracture is a break of the bony structure of the pelvis. This includes any break of the sacrum, hip bones (ischium, pubis, ilium), or tailbone. Symptoms include pain, particularly with movement.

Ischium and Pubis
Ischium and Pubis

A fracture that occurs below the trochanter is called a subtrochanteric fracture. Either type of fracture is usually caused by a direct blow to this part of the hip due to a fall. Types of Pelvic Fractures. The pelvis is composed of three bones that fuse together during adolescence: the ilium, ischium, and pubis.

Pelvic Stress Fractures
Pelvic Stress Fractures

Pelvic stress fracture is also called as pubic ramus stress fracture, stress fracture of the pelvis, ischial stress fracture and pubic bone stress fracture. Pelvis is a ring-like structure of bones that is present at the lower end of the trunk.

Trochanter
Trochanter

A fracture that occurs below the trochanter is called a subtrochanteric fracture. Either type of fracture is usually caused by a direct blow to this part of the hip due to a fall. Types of Pelvic Fractures. The pelvis is composed of three bones that fuse together during adolescence: the ilium, ischium, and pubis.

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