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Acetabular Hip Fracture

Causes of Acetabular Hip Fracture

Acetabular hip fractures are uncommon injuries that typically occur in adults, particularly those with especially active lifestyles. These fractures are typically caused by what is known as high-energy trauma, which is trauma that occurs following, for instance, an automobile accident or a bad fall. Another cause of acetabular fractures is a type of stress fracture called an insufficiency fracture; more common in older individuals, and in older women than older men, an insufficiency fracture is usually caused by bones being weakened because of osteoporosis. Individuals with insufficiency fractures are more prone to acetabular fractures following a lower-impact fall or other trauma. 

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