Any kind of fracture in the bony structure of the pelvis is counted under the broad term of pelvic fractures. It includes the sacrum, hip bones, or the tailbone. As is obvious from the location of the fracture, it is one of the most complicated fractures in the human body.
In most cases, it is followed by severe pain and needs surgery for quick healing. But other than pain and other common fracture complications, pelvic fractures are more dangerous. The following complications might arise if you have fractured any of your pelvic bones:
- Excessive bleeding
- Joint stiffness
- Wound infections after surgery
- Musculoskeletal complications
- Poor physical functioning
- Compartment Syndrome
- Injury to the bladder or the urethra
- Damage to reproductive organs.
While it is frightening to know about the complications related to pelvic fractures, it must be understood that most of these could be controlled if the surgery is done by experts. While there is always some probability of infections, specialists take care of cleanliness and other factors during surgery to make sure that no complications arise.
Therefore, it is important to only consult orthopaedic specialists for fractures and related surgeries.