What is a pelvic injury?
The pelvis includes several bones that create support for the spine, connects the legs to the torso and protects organs. When these bones break or fracture, it is known as a pelvic injury. Signs that you may have a pelvic injury include swelling in the pelvic area, severe bruising, unusual pain.
How does a pelvic injury happen?
There are many causes of pelvic injuries, any time the lower abdomen or pelvic area is subjected to trauma a fracture can occur. Some of the more common causes are:
If you or a loved sustained a severe injury to the pelvis that resulted from the negligence of another party, such as in a motor vehicles or fall caused by a hazardous situation, contact a Long Island personal injury lawyer for advice on safeguarding your rights to full economic recovery.
How are pelvic injures diagnosed?
Any time the pelvis is subjected to injury or trauma, there should be a medical examination done immediately; these types of injuries are often life threatening and need immediate medical attention. Once an exam is done the doctor will determine through x-rays and scans if the pelvis is damaged and what needs to be done next
How to doctors treat a pelvic injury?
This really depends on the severity of the injury; some minor injuries can be treated with drugs and pain management medications, and others may require immediate surgery and can involve bone grafts, metal plates and reconstructive surgeries to follow. These injuries often put the victim at risk for blood clots so blood thinners are often administered to prevent this from occurring. These are usually long recovery processes that can take years to fully heal. In the meantime the patient is usually very restricted in their everyday activity in order to keep any weight and stress off of the pelvis.
When treated correctly most victims of pelvic injuries are able to recover most of their mobility and resume a normal life, however some injuries are more severe and can cause the victim a lifelong disability. Internal organ damage can occur during a pelvic injury, particularly with female victims. Reproductive organs are positioned inside the pelvis and in some cases victims may have issues with sterility or other organ damage.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pelvic injury due to an automobile accident or any other cause, contact a Long Island personal injury lawyer for a free case evaluation and find out more about your legal options as a victim.