Pelvic Fractures

Pelvic Fractures

Pelvic Fracture is a break in the bones of the pelvis, which is a ring of bone at hip level. These bones consist of: ilium, ischium, pubis, and sacrum. Physiotherapy Clinic Mississauga

It connects to the spine and to the leg bones at the hip joints and provides protection and support to the organs within the pelvic region

Common Causes of Pelvic Fracture

  • Motor Vehicular Accidents:
  • Contact sports like football and rugby
  • Falls and direct trauma
  • Workplace accidents especially for individuals who work in construction and manufacturing
  • Osteoporosis can increase the risk of fractures

Symptoms of Pelvic Fracture

  • Pelvic and abdominal pain which may worsen upon movement or pressure
  • Tenderness  in the groin area
  • Swelling around the groin and pelvis
  • Difficulty urinating and bowel movement issues
  • Difficulty standing and walking
  • Instability and lower leg weakness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Symptoms of Shock in severe pelvic fracture may be present such as fast heartbeat and low blood pressure
  • Vaginal and rectal bleeding in women and rectal and scrotal bleeding in men

Physiotherapy Treatments for Pelvic Fractures

  • Pain Management like:
    • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
    • IFC (Interferential Current)
  • Strengthening, Conditioning and Range of Motion Exercise
  • Immobilization of the pelvis is crucial to allow proper healing. This is typically achieved by using a pelvic binder or a specialized belt-like device that holds the fractured bones together.
  • Stretching
  • Dry needling
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Weight bearing exercises
  • Gait Training
  • Balance and Proprioception Training
  • Education and Stategies to help prevent recurrence and further injury

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