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hip/pelvic joint fracture/crack from car accident. PLEASE HELP???
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hip/pelvic joint fracture/crack from car accident. PLEASE HELP???

REgarding my hip/pelvic  bone fracture or crack, some say i need to walk & exercise it around while others say it should be a complete bed rest? What's the best or right here? I cant walk w/o support or walker. I still feel the pain of my hip down to my leftfoot most specially if i accidentally put weight on my left foot or seems to twist/turn around my hip/body?? PLEASE HELP ME? Thanks and God Bless....
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If I remember correctly, you are in an area with little medical help available?  If there is any way possible, you need some professional advice.

My husband broke his pelvis years ago and was in bed for 3 weeks with only short bathroom trips.  After that, it was several weeks of walking with support.  The pain was horrible, but it finally healed and he has been fine for many years.

It's a hard, fine line when dealing with fractures to know how much movement is too much.  Obviously, you don't want to over-do the exercise and make yourself worse.  On the other hand, just laying around and doing nothing can invite yet more trouble.  All you can do is listen to your body, be patient, and heal.

I broke my tailbone years ago, and it took a couple of months before I could sit without the donut cushion.  :-)  Could barely move for 2 full weeks, and had to use crutches for a good 4 or 5 weeks.  Anything that "rattles" your pelvis really inhibits your movements.

PLEASE at least try to call a medical facility for some professional advice!
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So it means what i've done walking around  since the accident is right? Cos i keep on standing/walking around in our balcon/porch, getting in & out of house, even its difficult and painful for me. Because what i was thinking too is that when i rest it, i might not or cant' walk anymore due to stiffness???

Right now, at least i am a bit enlighten with your statement... THANKYOU VERVERY MUCH & may God Bless You a hundred folds... But i would much welcome further specific tips/explanations or other advises again if any.... Thanks once again....
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Thankyou so much. You've given me more encouragement to deal with my condition. God bless...
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I agree with the former statement.

You may want to find some physiotherapy.  At the same time moving around is important.  You will find very quickly what is too much and how/what movements are best at this time in your recovery.  Remember to listen to your body as it will tell you when too much is well.. TOO much.

When I was pregnant with my 2nd and 3rd children, my pelvis broke apart in the front *completely apart by a couple of inches*.  Walking, turning around in bed (the bed thing was almost impossible), even lifting my legs was excrutiating.  I still got up, took care of my kids *slowly mind you*, went out and took care of what needed taking care of.  If I had a different choice *my husband was undergoing brain surgeries at the time*, I might have taken it a bit easier.

IF you were dealing with a full break I wouldnt suggest this, nor am I nec. suggesting doing that much as it could end up badly, BUT getting some movement is definately a good thing.  You dont want to come up against blood clots 'n other not so nice things due to not enough movement.

Good luck and I hope it heals well !!
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My father just cracked his pelvis this past Saturday from finishing painting the house. He is in his early 60's. I'm going to by flying soon to help take care of him for a couple of weeks. I was wanting some advice on how long it will help him recover and what things he may or may not be able to do.

At the moment, he told me that he cracked the two small circles in his pelvis. Two parallel lines but he didn't crack any of the major muscles. Is that a good sign?

Also, I've been told he was given a walker but it was too difficult so he has crutches instead. He has a hard time getting on them. My other question is what type of exercise or movement should he do? I know he needs to move around alittle bit to keep things from getting worse.

My last is recovery time. The doctor said 8 weeks but I didn't know if that was just a general time line because i've heard that some people with larger crackes start walking regularly after 4 weeks.

If anyone has any help, please I would enjoy all/ any information regarding this. Thank you so much.
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Please begin a new thread instead of adding on to this two year old post. You have a different issue to be addrressed. You will receive better responses.

Thanks,
Tuck
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