Dr. Mullis shares if rehab is beneficial for women with pelvic fractures.
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The answer is yes, especially for higher-energy pelvis fractures because many times that’s not their only injury. So it’s very common to have rehab needs, whether that’s on an in-patient basis or outpatient basis following a pelvis fracture. Even for an elderly patient with, what we call an osteoporotic fracture or a fracture of soft bone from a lower-energy injury, many times they need outpatient rehab or physical therapy to help them walk. They may need to learn to use a cane or crutches or a walker and that’s something the physical therapist helps work with a patient to gain their strength and their mobility back.