To help reduce your chance of getting pelvic fractures, take the following steps:
- Prevent falls by using a stool or stepladder to reach high places. Add handrails along stairways and place nonslip mats in your bathroom, shower, and under carpets.
- Lower your chance of injuries due to car and motorcycle accidents by always wearing your seatbelt. Never drive if you have been drinking, and don’t ride with anyone else who has either.
- Always use safety precautions to avoid falls during high-risk sports, such as rock climbing and mountaineering.
- Maintain your muscle strength which will help to prevent falls.
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