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What Are Pelvic Fractures?The pelvis consists of a group of bones which include the pubic, ilium, and ischium bones (among others). These bones are held together by tough ligaments. The pelvis forms three rings – two small rings and one large (major) ring. These bones support important organs, such as the intestines, the rectum, and the bladder. Although pelvic fractures are uncommon, they are possible. Fractures vary significantly in severity. In general, pelvic fractures can be classified into two categories: stable and unstable. A stable pelvic fracture consists of only one break with limited bleeding; in a stable pelvic fracture, the bones stay in place. An unstable pelvic fracture consists of two or more breaks in the pelvis with significant bleeding ranging from moderate to severe. People with pelvic fractures might feel pain in the groin area, hip area, or lower back area, for example. Pain usually worsens during walking or any movement of the legs. In general, symptoms of pelvic fractures can include the following:
- Abdominal pain
- Bleeding (from the vagina, urethra, or rectum)
- Numbness or tingling in the legs or groin areas
- Problems with urination
- Problems with walking or standing
The Many Possible Causes of Pelvic FracturesHow did you suffer a pelvic fracture? Pelvic fractures can be caused by a number of different personal injury accidents. Some of the most common personal injury accidents that can result in pelvic fractures include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, slip and fall accidents, and trip and fall accidents, for example. The force inflicted on victims during car accidents and motorcycle accidents can cause pelvic fractures. Slip and fall accidents as well as trip and fall accidents could result in pelvic fractures; the sudden impact could result in debilitating fractures. Likewise, workplace accidents, such as falls from stairs and falls from elevated platforms, could result in pelvic fractures.
Learn more about your legal options by chatting with a representative now.In most cases, older people – those who already have issues with bone strength – are more at risk of suffering pelvic fractures; however, severe accidents could result in pelvic fractures in even young people with “strong or healthy” bones. Regardless of the specific type of accident that you suffered, it is very possible that someone negligently caused your accident and contributed to the harm that you suffered.