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Pelvis & Leg Fractures

Fractures often occur around the pelvis and leg. Included are fractures from the pelvis to the shin bone. Learn about treatment of these injuries.

Broken Hip - Hip Fracture
Most often seen in elderly individuals, around 300,000 Americans sustain a hip fracture every year.

Tibia Fractures
Tibia fractures involve injury to the shin bone. The most common types of tibia fractures include tibial plateau fractures, tibial shaft fractures, and tibial plafond fractures. Each injury type is discussed here, including treatments available.

Patella Fractures
A patella fracture is an injury to the kneecap. Most patella fractures heal well and patients tend to return to their previous level of activities.

Femur Fracture
A femur fracture is an injury to the thigh bone. The femur is the bone between the hip and the knee joints, it is one of the largest, and strongest bones in the body. Treatment of a femur fractur most often requires surgery.

Sacral Fractures
Find information about fractures of the sacrum. Sacral fractures occur in different patient populations, and treatment of a sacral fracture depends on the type of injury. Read more about different types of sacral fractures.

Acetabular Fractures
An acetabular fracture is an injury to the socket of the hip joint. The acetabulum is part of the pelvis bone. When the acetabulum is fractured, the ball of the ball-and-socket hip joint is broken.

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