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Pelvic Fracture

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a pelvic fracture?

A pelvic fracture is a break in a pelvic bone or hip joint.

Hip and Pelvis

What are the signs and symptoms of a pelvic fracture?

How is a pelvic fracture diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine your pelvic area. He or she will also check the range of motion of your hip. An x-ray or CT scan of your pelvis may be used to check for broken bones. You may be given contrast liquid to help a fracture show up better in pictures. Tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had an allergic reaction to contrast liquid.

How is a pelvic fracture treated?

Treatment depends on the kind of fracture you have. You may need any of the following:

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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