What are the symptoms of a pelvic insufficiency fracture?
Pelvic insufficiency fractures often mimic hip fractures. Common symptoms include:
- Groin or buttock pain
- Pain when attempting to walk
Most often patients will recover with a short course of bed rest, followed by physical therapy and progressive increase in walking. Patients may require inpatient hospitalization or nursing care to assist with their daily activities.
The focus of further treatment should be on the underlying cause of the fracture. Treatment of osteoporosis is difficult, but should be initiated in an effort to prevent other insufficiency fractures.