Pelvic fractures can be classified as either :-
Stable fractures can involve other bony areas of the pelvis such as the ischial tuberosity, ramus and iliac without affecting the pelvic ring.
This depends on the type and severity of the fracture. There are a range of treatment options including:
Stable fractures can be treated conservatively (non surgical)
Treatment options at this point will include:
After 4-6 weeks you should be able to gradually return to weight-bearing activities including walking and stair climbing with the appropriate walking aid to suit you (e.g. crutches, zimmer frame)
Unstable fractures are treated with one of the surgical procedures listed above and physiotherapy rehabilitation will take a lot longer due to the severity of the injury.
Initial phase physiotherapy programme may include the following:
After 3 weeks -7 weeks