Broken pelves are a serious complication of orthopedic surgery and can leave patients in a wheelchair.
“We do not recommend that people attempt to operate on their own broken pelvises,” Dr David O’Neil, chair of the Australian Orthopedic Association’s Pelvic Rehabilitation Committee said in a statement.
“Pelvic rehabilitation and care are essential for the health and wellbeing of those who are at risk of this complication.”
Pelvis rehabilitation is the process of making sure that a person can walk again after having surgery to repair a broken pelvic bone.
It is not something that can be done by someone who has already undergone surgery.
“In a case like this, if it is too difficult for someone to do the surgery themselves, the person is going to need specialist assistance, which can range from rehabilitation, physiotherapy, orthopedics, occupational therapists and occupational therapists,” Dr O’Neill said.
“These can all be assisted by a qualified specialist.”
In an interview with The West Australian, Dr Oenighan said that in the past, he has had people request that he help them with their broken pelvi.
“People come in, ask for help and are able to have their surgery done,” Dr. Oenigan said.
The Australian Orthopaedic Association recommends that people who are injured in a broken pelvic pelvis undergo pelvic surgery in their own home.
“I have done it myself, but I would say I’ve done it in more than one home,” Dr McLean said.
Dr Oenigan said that the main thing he learned from his time in rehab is that people needed to be aware of their own limits, as well as what they can and cannot do in their home.
He also stressed that it is not recommended that anyone try to operate directly on a broken or fractured pelvis.
“It would be quite difficult to go into that and be able to perform surgery on a fractured pelvic,” Dr McGraw said.
The ABC has contacted the Royal College of Surgeons for comment.
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