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How long before I can put weight on a fractured pelvis?

By Anonymous September 15, 2017 - 11:51am
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I was walking my 130 lb. German Shepherd when he took off after a dog and threw me to the concrete. Result I have three broken ribs pulled groin and a fractured pelvis. This happened around 15 July. My growing is healed and my ribs are getting better. My question is how long before I can put weight on the fractured pelvis. It is still bothering me a lot and very painful. Fracture is right at the bottom of my butt and it hurts down my leg when I try to walk. My doctor tells me it will heal itself in about nine weeks from the date of the injury. I was in a wheelchair but now I'm trying to use a walker. I just don't want to cause additional problems if I'm not supposed to put weight on it. Can't get a straight answer out of my doctor other then it will heal itself after nine weeks from the injury.

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing and I'm sorry you had these injuries, they sound very painful. And I hope you gave your dog a good talking to!

The doctor cannot give you a solid date as to when you can bear weight. It depends on the fracture and your overall health. Are you getting physical therapy? A physical therapist is probably your best bet to know your status.

September 15, 2017 - 3:06pm
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