Pelvic and Acetabular
Trauma surgery in Dubai
The pelvis and acetabular trauma are among the most serious injuries reported by orthopaedic surgeons. Often the result of a traumatic incident like a motor accident or a bad fall, these injuries require precise treatment. In some cases, patients may require pelvic and acetabular trauma surgery in Dubai. In addition, elderly patients with fragile bones can develop pelvic injury and the acetabulum with a lower impact due to osteoporosis.
The complex nature of pelvis and acetabular traumas can be noticed by examining the involved anatomy. Together with several ligaments and muscles, the pelvis bone supports the upper body’s weight rested on the hip joints. The pelvis protects abdominal organs, including the bladder, intestines, major nerves, and blood vessels. Pelvic can occur on any bone regardless of the location, depending on the nature of the accident.
Pelvic and acetabular trauma Treatment
Nonsurgical treatment may be recommended for more stable injuries where the bones are not displaced. It may also be recommended for patients at higher risk for surgical complications.
Nonsurgical treatment may include:
- Walking aids. To avoid exerting weight on legs, your doctor will recommend using crutches or a walker for up to 3 months for bones to be fully healed.
- Positioning aids. The doctor is concerned about joint instability, like the ball of your hip sliding within or popping out of the socket. They may restrict the position of the hip, limiting hard movement and bending.
- Medications. The doctor may also prescribe pain killer medication and an anticoagulant to reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs’ veins.
Pelvic and Acetabular Surgical Treatment
Almost all acetabular Trauma is surgically treated. This is because it damages the surface of the bone.
During the operation for pelvic and acetabular trauma surgery in Dubai, the surgeon will reconstruct the anatomy of the hip joint. Then, the doctor will be aligning the bone fragments to restore the surface and fit the femoral head into the hip socket.
Timing of surgery. Most acetabular injuries are not operated on the right way. Therefore, your doctor may delay your surgery a few days to ensure your overall health and readiness for the surgery.
The surgeon will place your leg in skeletal traction during surgery to prevent additional injury or damage to the hip socket and immobilize the bone. A pin is implanted in the femur or tibia bone in skeletal traction. The pin firmly pulls on the leg, keeping broken fragments as stable as possible.
Are you looking for a pelvic and acetabular trauma surgeon in Dubai? Then, Dr Sabri is a perfect option for you. With experience and knowledge, he is well known for quality healthcare. Visit the appointment page or contact us to book an appointment with Dr Sabri.