Fractured pelvis after a fall

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my mum fell before Xmas and fractured her pubic bone, she has been walking with a frame sinc, but is still in a lot of pain when she moves. How long does it take to heal and get better?

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    Hi Paula is your mum wight bearing fully yet. the pelvis can take quite a while to heal in fact depending on how bad it was, i also did it last june, how long was she told by Dr.where abouts is most of pain.

    Also are you UK

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      Hi Alexandria yes my mum is weight bearing, walking with a Zimmer frame. The doctor told her about 8 weeks, but doesn't seem much better. She said the pain is in her other side to the one she fell on, across her back and at the front. Yes I am in U.K.

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    is she on any pain meds to help getbthru the pain cycle,  they do help control the pain as well as Tylenol to get thru the hardest part. It's a slow process for som and if she is in serious pain then she may need to consider pain meds and PT.,THE MUSCLES AND THE TENDONSM THAT ARE INPLACE TO HOLD THE the bone are weak and need to be built up slowly with specialized physical treatment teaching slowly how to build muscles without pain. Ask for PT when appropriate for her healing. 

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