ACETABULAR AND HIP FRACTURE
Arthroscopy can be performed using general, spinal, regional, or local anesthetic.
How long before I can walk after fractured acetabulum ?
On the second day following surgery for an acetabular fracture, patients are usually able to get out of bed. Crutches must be used for 8 weeks following surgery, but by 12 weeks most people are able to walk unassisted
How long does an acetabular fracture take to heal ?
Outcomes. It typically takes from 9 to 12 months for an acetabular fracture to completely heal. The outcomes of treatment will vary from patient to patient, depending on the following: Pattern and severity of the fracture.
Is an acetabular fracture considered a hip fracture ?
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The socket part is lined with smooth cartilage and is called the acetabulum, which is part of the pelvis. When the socket is fractured, it is called an acetabular fracture. Such fractures are far less common than fractures to the ball part of the joint
What is an acetabular fracture?
Acetabular (hip socket) fractures are serious orthopaedic injuries, usually resulting from significant trauma. Acetabular fracture surgery realigns and stabilizes the displaced joint surfaces while allowing the patient to avoid traction and prolonged bedrest.
What is the treatment for fractured pelvis ?
Physical therapy, the use of crutches and, rarely, surgery may be recommended. Healing can take eight to 12 weeks. Severe injuries to the pelvis that involve several breaks can be life-threatening. Shock, extensive internal bleeding and internal organs damage may be involved.
How long does it take to walk after a pelvic fracture ?
Pelvic fractures usually start to heal about four weeks after the fracture. Some patients may notice less pain as soon as a few days after a fracture, depending on the severity of the fracture, but most patients take pain medication for four to six weeks after the injury.
What are the complications of a pelvic fracture ?
Bleeding may be profuse due to injury to local blood vessels, and hematuria, or blood in the urine, may result from injury to the bladder or urethra. The lower intestine or rectum may also be torn or ruptured, and there may be damage to reproductive organs.