Acetabular fractures usually produce hip pain, but may also cause diffuse pain in the groin and leg. Putting weight on the affected leg can be painful, but it still may be possible to put weight on it.
Causes and Risk Factors
Acetabular fractures are usually caused by either high-energy trauma, most commonly from an automobile accident, or from what is called an insufficiency fracture. An insufficiency fracture is most common in older patients and is caused by the bone being weakened by osteoporosis. Older women tend to experience this type of fracture more often than older men.