Many things are taken into consideration before planning the treatment, including,
- The pattern of the fracture
- Displacement of the bones
- Health condition of the patient
Non-surgical treatment: Nonsurgical treatment is recommended for patients whose bones are not displaced, and for patients who are at higher risk for surgical complications.
Nonsurgical treatments are:
- Walking aids such as crutches
- Positioning pads are suggested if the doctor is concerned about the stability of the joint
Surgical treatment: Most of the acetabular fractures are treated with surgery. The objective of the surgery is to restore a smooth hip cartilage surface for painless movement.
The surgery involves restoring the anatomy of the hip joint that is refitting the femoral head into the hip socket.
These surgeries are very complicated; therefore, the surgeon will not carry out the surgery immediately. The doctor will delay for few days to ensure if the overall health condition is stable to undergo surgery.
Recovery: The recovery period for these fractures may take a long time up to 12 months. The results might vary for every patient depending on the factors like:
- The severity of the fracture
- Other injuries occurred in the accident
- Age and bone quality
- Health condition of the person if he has a habit of smoking then healing of the bone may slow down and increase the complications