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Pelvic Fractures

Pelvic Fractures

OVERVIEW

The pelvis is one of the largest and strongest bones in the human body and it is essential for normal gait and movement.  It is usually injured as a result of high velocity trauma.

 

The pelvis is one of the largest and strongest bones in the human body and it is essential for normal gait and movement.  It is composed of three bones, the ilium, ischium and pubis which fuse together during adolescence.

These in conjunction with the sacral bone comprise a stable ring which attach the hip sockets to the spine(See image below).  Pelvic fractures normally are the result of high velocity injuries, such as motorcycle and car crashes and are commonly associated with other injuries.  They also can occur around total hip replacements and other implants which can complicate treatment.  Pelvic fractures are very difficult to treat due to the large soft tissue envelope covering the bones, as well as the complex shape of the pelvic bones, and the need to use specialized implants and techniques to restore the native pelvic anatomy.

 

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We aim to see all fractures within 24hrs