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Pelvic Fracture Causes & Risks

Causes

  • In elderly people, pelvic fractures are usually caused by falls—often down stairs.
  • The worst pelvic fractures, however, are caused by major impacts to the body, such as motorcycle or car accidents, or falls from high places.

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. The following factors increase your chance of developing pelvic fractures:

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