Acetabular Fractures

What is an Acetabular Fracture? Acetabular fractures are a break in the hip ‘socket’ of the pelvis. They can occur as a result of a serious injury, for example a road traffic accident or heavy fall but sometimes as a result of a more trivial fall onto one’s side – this mechanism of injury is...

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Tumour Cases

Unfortunately the skeleton is a common place for cancers to spread to, especially the lower limbs and pelvis. The common cancers to do this are from Breast, Lung, Thyroid, Prostate and Kidney. Some blood cancers also spread commonly to the bone, e.g. myeloma and lymphoma. The main symptom is that of pain, leading to restricted...

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Symphysis pubis Dysfunction

This is a condition that most commonly affects females who have given birth at least twice. Patients suffer a central deep pain in the perineal area, worse on activity. The pelvic bones are held together by tough fibrous ligaments. If these are weakened, then there may be abnormal movement between the bones. This is termed...

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Pelvic Fractures

Our surgeons lead a regional service for pelvic reconstruction. A broken pelvis (fractured pelvis) is usually due to a high energy injury (road traffic accident) and sometimes the injuries can be life-threatening. Patients may have sustained other injuries varying from other broken bones, to injuries of the head, chest, and abdomen. The pelvis is a...

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