A pelvic fracture can occur when one or more of the five bones in your hip (or pelvic) area breaks, including the bone that makes up the hip joint. This can be caused by anything from a serious car accident to a minor slip and fall incident. Pelvic fractures that result from serious trauma may be life-threatening, especially when excessive bleeding occurs. That is why it is important to determine the severity of your injuries and find the right treatment option for your case.
Dr. Antebi is the only trauma fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon to treat pelvis and acetabulum fractures in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Canyon Country and Antelope Valley.
While some symptoms seem minor, others may be more severe. If you recently had a fall, or serious accident with severe hip or pelvic pain make sure you seek medical attention immediately.
You may have a fracture if you notice any of the following:
Your doctor will need to inspect your pelvic area and check your range of motion in the hip to determine if further examination needs to be done. If necessary, an x-ray or CT scan may be ordered.
The type of treatment that is best for your condition will depend the severity of your fracture and the extent of your surrounding injuries. If you were in a serious accident that caused additional injuries and bleeding, an operation may be required immediately. On the other hand, a simple fracture may only require careful monitoring and rest.
Make an appointment today to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Alon Antebi, give us a call (661) 268-4215