Dr. Cannada shares how a woman's sex life is affected by a pelvic fracture.
Women after pelvic fractures might have painful sex. The intercourse might be painful. They might have difficulty reaching orgasm compared to previously, and in addition they can have bladder issues which can be quite embarrassing during sex.
They also can have chronic pain which then affects their overall sex drive because they become a depressed person or just they could have post traumatic stress which again can happen especially after pelvic trauma. They might not be as confident in themselves and therefore that affects their overall sex drive.
About Dr. Cannada, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa K. Cannada, M.D., is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with an extensive background in teaching and orthopaedic trauma surgery. She completed her medical school at University of Maryland in 1996 and entered her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She came back to Maryland for her trauma fellowship at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Maryland.
She worked at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia for three years before accepting a position at the University of Texas-Southwestern. She truly loves her career as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and is a strong advocate for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery.