Pelvic Injuries

Pelvic injuries involved one of the three main areas of the pelvis.  The pelvis is divided into three areas: the ilium, ischium and pubis. These areas form a ring shape and are joined by ligaments to a bone called the sacrum at the bottom of the spine. On either side of this ring there are two cups called the acetabulum that act as a socket for the hip. Within the pelvic ring, there are a variety of important organs and nerves vital to the human body. An injury or trauma to this area can lead to severe damage to these organs and cause serious problems that can last a lifetime.

The groups at risk for pelvis injury are young adults as well as the elderly. Young adults participate in high energy and risky activities that expose them to situations in which a pelvic fracture can occur. Senior citizens are at risk because of osteoporosis, which weakens their bones, exposing them to injury. Pelvic trauma can happen to anyone, however, and in many cases, injury is from a large force on that area caused by a fall or car accident.