Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pelvis Fracture Outlook

What to expect with a pelvic bone fracture:

  • About 90 percent of all pelvic bone fractures are minor and recovery is excellent.
  • The outlook depends on the severity of the fracture.
  • About 5 percent of those with pelvic bone fractures die from their injuries.

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pelvis Fracture References
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