How is a pelvic avulsion fracture treated?
Pelvic avulsion fractures require a long period of rest and changes in activity in order to heal. Typically, these injuries will get better with four to six weeks of rest. Your child’s doctor at the Hip Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado may recommend the use of crutches for the first one to two weeks.
When the injury first occurs, you should place ice on the injured area for 20 minutes every four to six hours for two to three days. Anti-inflammatory medications may be used to treat pain and swelling.
Before your child returns to sports, he or she should undergo physical therapy to strengthen and stretch the torn muscles. In very rare situations, such as if the torn bone piece is very large or it is torn away from its original location by a large distance, your child’s doctor may recommend surgery.
Your child can return to normal activities when he or she has full strength, normal range of motion and can perform all the skills required for their sport without pain.
Why choose our Hip Program for the treatment of your child’s pelvic avulsion fracture?
Specialists from our Hip Program work closely with the Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Anesthesiology and Radiology Departments, among others, to provide access to a full spectrum of care. With a sole focus on hip disease in young patients, our Hip Program is nationally recognized for excellence in hip surgeries, and our doctors educate healthcare providers around the nation on hip disease and surgery.