With it comes to surgery to repair a fractured pelvis, the recovery process is often the last thing people think about. However, it is one of the most vital aspects of this corrective procedure. Below are just a few things to consider when dealing with pelvic fracture recovery.

Bone healing is a critical part of the pelvic fracture recovery process; it can take anywhere from 6 to 16 weeks for bones to fully fuse back together. Once that happens, it could take even longer before the pelvis has completely regained its strength to support body weight and other stressors. This means that heavy activity might have to be avoided for up a year after the procedure.

Keep in mind that the actual duration of healing will depend on several factors, such as the person’s age and the severity of the fracture.

To learn more about pelvic fracture recovery, contact specialized hip and pelvis surgeon Dr. Nicholas Mast to set up an appointment. He is available to address any questions or concerns you may have.