Dr. Mullis describes how an acetabulum fracture is diagnosed.
Again, it starts with history and physical exam and then if there is concern over an acetabulum fracture, it’s very similar to a pelvis in that you usually start with x-rays as one of the first studies. And then, many times if there is an acetabulum fracture, in addition to more x-rays, we will also get what’s called a CT scan, which just is a higher resolution scan that shows you more information than an x-ray will by itself.
About Dr. Mullis, M.D.:
Dr. Brian Mullis, M.D., is the Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Service and Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has a special clinical interest in orthopaedic trauma and post-traumatic complications with a focus on pelvis and acetabulum fractures, peri-articular fractures of both upper and lower extremity, bone healing, nonunions, malunions, deformity and post-traumatic infections.
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