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By September 15, 2012 - 8:09am
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hi am 23 yrs old... 5days ago i broke my pelvis and sustained a triple fracture on it............ despite that am able to stand and walk whilst limping........... what i want to no is how long it takes for a triple fracture like mine to heal. is there a special diet i need or even medication?

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Thanks for posting-- what you may need is surgery to fix the fractures. What has your doctor said to you about this? 

Treatment for fractures depends on the type: 

Nonsurgical Treatment

Stable fractures, such as the avulsion fracture experienced by an athlete, will normally heal without surgery. The patient will have to use crutches or a walker, and will not be able to put all of his or her weight on one or both legs for up to three months, or when the bones are healed. The doctor may prescribe medication to lessen pain. Because mobility may be limited for several months, the physician may also prescribe a blood-thinner to reduce the risk of blood clots forming in the veins of the legs.

Surgical Treatment

Pelvic fractures that result from high-energy trauma are often life-threatening injuries because of the extensive bleeding. 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.

What happens next depends on the type of fracture and the patient's condition. Each case must be assessed individually, particularly with unstable fractures. Some pelvic fractures may require traction. In other cases, an external fixator may be sufficient. Unstable fractures may require surgical insertion of plates or screws.

Please talk to your doctor about treatment and keep us posted,


September 17, 2012 - 5:59am
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