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From Rest to Surgery: Treating Sarasota Auto Accident Pelvic Fractures


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10/29/2011
Damian Mallard, Esq.
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If you were the victim of a Sarasota auto accident and suffered a pelvic fracture, you may be wondering what treatment options your doctor may suggest. Depending on the severity the injury, these treatments can range from minor and unobtrusive to invasive and long-term. Your physician will make treatment recommendations following an analysis of X-rays, CT scans, and other diagnostic tools.

If your injury is mild, healing may take up to twelve weeks. Treatments for minor pelvic fractures may involve the following:

  • Rest
  • Use of crutches
  • Over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatory and pain reducing medicines

For more severe injuries, the treatments are often more intensive. Severe pelvic fractures involve multiple breaks in the bones surrounding internal organs. Once the victim's condition is stabilized and bleeding controlled, the victim may require:

  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation

If surgery is planned, the goal of the surgeon is to put the bones of the pelvis back together. The bones must be held together by one of the following devices, depending on the type of break:

  • Surgical screws or pins - used if the broken bone has not moved too far out of place and occurs where the femur joins the pelvis.
  • Compression screw and side plate - used to hold the broken bone in place while allowing the femur to move normally in the hip socket.
  • Plates and screws - used when the hip socket has fractured.

The treatments necessary for pelvic fractures are debilitating and costly. If you suffered a pelvic fracture following a Florida car wreck, contact a Sarasota auto accident lawyer to determine whether you are entitled to damages.Complete our online submission form or call our office at (888) 409-3805 for a complimentary consultation.



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