Dr. Mullis explains how long a woman should wait before engaging in sexual activity after a pelvic fracture.
Well, that’s a good question, and it’s one that you should bring up with your doctor because it really depends on the fracture itself. It’s very common to have painful, or I should say it’s very common to have pain with sex after a pelvis fracture, and many times that can last for years. And unfortunately, a lot of doctors are embarrassed to bring it up and the patient may be embarrassed to bring it up. And there’s nothing wrong with doing that and I strongly encourage women to bring that up with their doctor, not only their OB/GYN doctor, but their orthopedic surgeon to discuss it.
About Dr. Mullis, M.D.:
Dr. Brian Mullis, M.D., is the Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Service and Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has a special clinical interest in orthopaedic trauma and post-traumatic complications with a focus on pelvis and acetabulum fractures, peri-articular fractures of both upper and lower extremity, bone healing, nonunions, malunions, deformity and post-traumatic infections.