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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Pelvic fracture


 Freedom57 - Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:28 pm

I was kicked in the pelvic area by a horse. How can I tell if it was fractured, what would be some of the symtoms?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:20 pm

User avatar Dear Freedom57,

Pelvic fracture commonly results from blunt trauma and is usually complicated by severe bleeding due to trauma of the major pelvic vessels.

Pelvic fracture can be silent but more often presents with tenderness, crepitance, or hematomas.

Pelvic x-ray should be done for any suspicious case even if there are no signs of injury.

Orthopedic referral is essential with screening for any vessel or urological injury.

If you feel any pain, tenderness, any limitation of movement or urological symptoms, you should consult your doctor for proper medical care.

Best regards,

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