Central acetabular fracture-dislocation secondary to an epileptic seizure in a chronic renal patient

J Trauma. 1981 Jan;21(1):66-7. doi: 10.1097/00005373-198101000-00015.


An unusual mechanism of injury for a central acetabular fracture-dislocation is reported in a patient with chronic renal insufficiency. The combination of renal osteodystrophy and an epileptic seizure resulted in such an injury as a complication of renal dialysis. Skeletal traction and a prolonged period of non-weight bearing produced a satisfactory result.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum / injuries*
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / complications
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / etiology
  • Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / complications*
  • Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / etiology
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / etiology*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Renal Dialysis / adverse effects