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The acetabulum is part of your pelvis and it forms the socket of the ball-and-socket hip joint. An acetabula fracture, or hip fracture, occurs when this socket in the hip joint is broken, typically through a high impact trauma, like a car crash or fall. In older patients, pelvic acetabula fractures can occur from bone weakness and osteoporosis.
The sacrum is a large triangular bone that is the base of the spine and connects to the pelvis. A sacral stress fracture is a small break in the sacrum. Sacral stress fractures are most common in young athletes and older women with osteoporosis.
Denver Health offers some of the world's best orthopedic trauma surgeons who are skilled in caring for these complicated health challenges.