Each case must be assessed individually
Originally Posted by MarkJ
all he needed was a tow and some pain killers. All a doctor does with a fractured pelvis is to lie you down. So he's lost
his boat, hius dream and all his lifes money
, particularly with unstable fractures.
Stable pelvic avulsion fractures* usually can be treated with bed
rest, using crutches or a walker, and pain medication..
* Where a sudden movement causes the muscle to tear away a piece of hip bone
However, pelvic fractures sustained during a high-energy incident (fall) may have significant complications
, including severe bleeding, internal organ damage, and infection.
In these cases, doctors may use an external fixator to stabilize the pelvic area. This device has long screws that are inserted into the bones on each side and connected to a frame outside the body. The external fixator allows surgeons to address the internal injuries to organs, blood vessels and nerves.