Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Surgery

In surgeries to repair pelvic and acetabular fractures, a combination of metal screws, plates, pins and bars are used to realign the fractured and injured fragments of bone so that the anatomy of the pelvis and hip socket are restored.

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At UC Health, our orthopaedic surgeons have received subspecialty training focused specifically on managing pelvic and acetabular fractures to help you get back to your daily life as soon as possible.

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Answers to Your Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Surgery Questions

Surgery to repair pelvic and acetabular fractures is often lengthy and associated with potentially serious complications, requiring highly trained surgeons and anesthesiologists with experience in managing these complex conditions. 

Surgeons use a combination of metal screws, plates, pins and bars to realign the fractured and injured fragments of bone so that normal anatomy and function can be restored.

Restoring the form and stability to a fractured pelvis allows you to move while the fracture is healing, improving your recovery so you can return to normal walking and sitting.

Surgery can last anywhere from two to 10 hours. Most patients spend one week in the hospital following this procedure.

Some patients are discharged to a rehabilitation or nursing facility before returning home, depending on their injuries and how they recover from surgery.

Most patients will be in physical therapy for six to 12 weeks on average, and it takes about two to three months for patients to be able to walk again.

Blood thinners are given for six weeks to help prevent the formation of blood clots in the legs and pelvic region that can become dislodged and travel to the heart or lungs.

Why UC Health

Experience and Expertise

Critical Care Where You Need It

UC Health is the region’s only Level I trauma center verified by the American College of Surgeons that specializes in treating patients with pelvic and acetabular fractures.

Vast Experience, Collaborative Care

Our experts perform this surgery about 200 times per year, working with critical care surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurses and therapists to develop treatments that improve your care and restore your ability to function.

Innovative Technology and Tools

At UC Health, our surgeons have designed and developed innovative technology, surgical tools, implants and techniques that are now used worldwide in the treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures.

Leading Educators

Our orthopedic surgeons travel the country and world to teach surgeons proven and innovative techniques in the surgical management of pelvic and acetabular fractures.

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Referring Physicians: Success and Provider Toolbox

We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. We understand that as a referring physician, you need to be kept informed on your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.

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