Dr. Cannada explains if surgery is required if a woman fractures her pelvis.
You know, it depends on their fracture and their surgery that, if they required surgery, if they did not require surgery, and many pelvic fractures are treated non-operatively, usually the pain during the first three to four weeks before the bone ends get sticky and begin to consolidate, would make it very uncomfortable.
So in general we try and wait six to eight weeks so that there is some healing in the fracture so that they would not feel bones moving or have uncomfortable feelings.
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.