Activity Provided By
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Overview / Abstract
After completing this CME module, participants will be able to
1. Discuss the pathophysiology and etiology of posterior wall acetabular fractures, including incidence and mechanism of injury.
2. Compare and apply currently recognized classifications of posterior wall acetabular fractures.
3. Identify and describe imaging studies and other observations helpful in confirming the diagnosis of posterior wall acetabular fracture and in guiding treatment decisions.
4. Describe management of patients with posterior wall acetabular fractures, including appropriate nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.
5. List indications and contraindications for surgical treatment of posterior wall acetabular fractures.
6. Discuss the use of open reduction and internal fixation techniques in the treatment of posterior wall fractures, including instrumentation and setup, appropriate surgical approaches, pearls and pitfalls, complications, rehabilitation, and outcomes.
Credits / Hours
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
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Presenters / Authors / Faculty
Berton R. Moed, MD, Faculty Chair
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