Case Study – Fractured Pelvis

An 80 year old female presented with hip pain.

She had been in pain for a couple of weeks. She had difficulty walking.  There was pain on sitting.  She could lie down without pain.  There was no trauma, she did not fall.  Because of her age an Xray was recommended.  Lucky we did because she had a fracture of her low pelvis (as you can see in the image).  She was sent to the fracture clinic.  The likelihood of surgery would have been low, I dare say a wait and see approach would have been adopted.