How long does a pubic rami fracture take to heal?

How long does a pubic rami fracture take to heal?

A pubic ramus fracture is a break in one of these bones. These fractures do not need an operation and will heal with time, analgesia and therapy. They often take about 6-8 weeks to heal. You can fully weight bear as pain allows and there are no limitations to range of movement only to avoid twisting on the leg.

Can you walk around with a broken pelvis?

With a broken pelvis you cannot walk, sit or move well without pain. The pelvis protects the bladder, intestines and many important blood vessels. Many of the important leg muscles and abdominal muscles attach to the pelvis and allow for body motion and function.

Is pubic Rami part of hip?

The Pubis. The pubis is the most anterior portion of the hip bone. It consists of a body, superior ramus and inferior ramus (ramus = branch). Pubic body – located medially, it articulates with the opposite pubic body at the pubic symphysis.

What causes pubic rami fracture?

What causes a pelvic fracture? Most pelvic fractures happen during high-speed accidents (such as car or motorcycle crashes) or falls from great heights. Pelvic fractures can also occur spontaneously or after minor falls in people with bone-weakening diseases such as osteoporosis.

What is a superior pubic rami fracture?

Superior and inferior pubic ramus fracture. Unstable fracture. In this type of fracture, there are usually two or more breaks in the pelvic ring and the ends of the broken bones do not line up correctly (displacement). This type of fracture is more likely to occur due to a high-energy event.

What is the normal treatment of a pelvic fracture?

Treatment for a pelvic fracture varies depending on the severity of the injury. While lower-energy fractures can often be managed with conservative care, treatment for high-energy pelvic fractures usually involves surgery to reconstruct the pelvis and restore stability so that patients can resume their daily activities.

What is a pelvic fracture and how can it occur?

A pelvic fracture is when one or more of the pelvic (hip) bones are broken. Many pelvic fractures are caused by accidents that happen at high speed, like a car accident, or falling from a great height. Some pelvic fractures are caused by minor falls or injuries.

Does a fractured pelvis require surgery?

Surgery is often required for pelvic fractures. Many methods of pelvic stabilization are used including external fixation or internal fixation and traction. There are often other injuries associated with a pelvic fracture so the type of surgery involved must be thoroughly planned.

What is the recovery time for a broken pelvis?

A broken pelvis will take about 6 to 12 weeks to heal. It can be painful to move for the first 3 to 4 weeks. Bed rest and pain medicine is the only treatment required. Stay in bed for the first 2 to 3 days to reduce pain with movement.