Hide This

FREEHER HealthToolkit

HER Health Toolkit

Sign up for EmpowHER updates and you'll receive our
FREE HER Health Toolkit

Bones & Joints

Get Email Updates

Resource Centers

Bones & Joints Guide

Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!

EmpowHER Guest

ask: What is treatment for intr-articular fracture involving pelvis and hip joint?

By Anonymous
 
Rate This

After a fall 12 weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a pelvic fracture in 2 places on my right side. I have a hip replacement on the same side. Since there has been very little improvement (pain, walking, sleeping), a bone scan was done. Now there is suspicion of an intra-articular fracture, that the pelvic fracture has possibly extended into the hip joint. If it proves to be positive, what is the treatment?

Add a Comment1 Comments

Pat Elliott HERWriter Guide

Thanks for your question and seeking information to support your health. An intraarticular fracture is one in which the break crosses into the surface of a joint. These are treated like other fractures but have additional considerations related to the position of bone fragments and their relationship to ligaments. You will need to talk with your doctor about your specific treatment but generally the goal is to restore the joint surfaces to their original positions, but this is not always possible. Treatment may include surgery and the use of hardware to help hold the bones in position. The following link provides more information about the type of hardware used in most pelvic procedures: http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Pelvic-Fracture.aspx

We provide general information to assist you in advocating for your health. You will need to discuss your specific situation with your doctor who has your complete medical history and diagnostic information. Good luck to you.

January 10, 2011 - 5:53pm
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Improved

1770 Health

Changed

673 Lives

Saved

533 Lives
7 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More

Take Our Featured Health Poll

Who do you trust for making healthy living/lifestyle choices? :
View Results