Pelvic, Acetabular Fractures focused at in SNH

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Sep 2017 10:35:50


Staff Reporter,


Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture is the reason behind most of deaths due to fast speed. Hip fracture does not take the patient’s life, but makes him/her disabled. In case of the pelvic bone fracture, there is internal bleeding to the extent of 1.5 to 2 litres, which proves to be fatal, said Dr Dinesh Kale, an expert from Karnataka, in conference on the topic as ‘Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture’ held at Shree Narayana Hospital (SNH), Devendra Nagar, on Sunday.

More than 100 Orthopaedic Surgeons were present in the conference at SNH. The day long programme featured audio-visual presentation, hands on workshop and also cadaveric workshop. Dr Kale further said that the cases of pelvic and acetabular fractures can not be managed in small clinics. Such patients need to be referred to quality trauma centres as early as possible so that vascular surgeon, general surgeon, urologist and orthopaedic surgeon can take care.

Such patients have golden hour of six hours and in order to save his/her life, surgery and entire treatment should be completed within seven days. As a result of more paramedical awareness in foreign countries, patients of pelvic and acetabular fracture are airlifted to trauma centre within six hours. But, in India, such patients report to doctors after 15 days, said Dr Kale. A couple of other experts also expressed their views.

SNH Managing Director Dr Sunil Khemka informed on the occasion that cases of pelvic and acetabular fractures are cases of major surgery that takes 2.5 to 8 hours time. Besides, rehabilitation of patient also takes a long time. Hence, the best way to avoid such consequences in life is to move on safe and controlled speed. For the cadaveric workshop, Dr Khemka expressed gratitude to Government Medical College, Raipur Dean Dr Abha Singh and Head of the College Anatomy department Dr Manik Chatterjee.