Pelvic Injuries

Dr. Steven S. Louis is an integral part of the Hinsdale Orthopaedics team since 1997.  Dr. Louis’ exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of trauma.

Pubic Symphysis Diastasis Fractures

Trauma & Fracture Specialist In The Greater Chicagoland Area

Dr. Steven Louis treats Pelvic injuries in the Emergency Department and at his office in Hinsdale, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Dr. Louis of Hinsdale Orthopaedics is a specially-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in pelvic injuries. Each of his patients receives a unique treatment plan matching their lifestyle goals. As a leader in the minimally invasive Direct Anterior Approach to hip replacement, he is an advocate of state-of-the art technologies that benefit his patients in many ways.

FAQs on Pubic Symphysis Diastasis Fractures

What Is A Pubic Symphysis Diastasis Fracture?

Pubic symphysis diastasis occurs when the two pubic bones are pulled apart or dislocated, but not fractured. This condition can be caused by a car accident or fall and also may appear among pregnant women after childbirth.

What Are The Symptoms of Pubic Symphysis Diastasis Fractures?

Symptoms include pain near the pubis symphysis joint, extreme sensitivity to touch near the area, and pain in the hips, groin, lower abdomen, and inner thighs. Walking and weight bearing activities increase the pain. In all cases, a patient should consult a pelvic specialist such as Dr. Louis to get an x-ray or CT scan. These tests will display a space between the pubic bones which is a diastasis of the pubic symphysis.

What Are The Treatment Options For Pubic Symphysis Diastasis Fractures?

Medication to relieve pain may be given to pubic symphysis diastasis patients. In some cases, an operation to reattach the pubic bones through the use of screws and plates can be carried out. It is important to consult an expert surgeon, like Dr. Louis, to manage the surgery.

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