Dr. Mullis explains if a woman will need to wear a cast if she fractures her pelvis.
No, it’s not a bone we can cast like others. Generally, if it’s a stable fracture, meaning it doesn’t need surgery, then at most, a physician might limit how much weight you can put through one side or the other of your legs, and if it’s unstable and needs surgery, then we typically don’t cast someone after surgery.
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.