Pelvis Fractures

Pelvis Fractures 2017-02-17T18:25:23+00:00

The pelvis is composed of three bones (ilium, ischium, and pubis), which are located at the base of the spine. Typically fractures to these bones occur due to high-force impacts from a car accident, fall, or other type of accident that compresses the pelvis.

Symptoms

  • Swelling and bruising at the injury site
  • Relief from pain when bending the hip or knee in a specific direction
  • Bleeding depending on the severity of the injury

Treatment

  • Crutches or a walker for stability
  • Medications to lessen pain
  • External fixator
  • Surgery with plates or screws

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