What is an acetabular fracture?
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The socket part is lined with smooth cartilage and is called the acetabulum, which is part of the pelvis. When the socket isfractured, it is called an acetabular fracture.
How long does it take to recover from a broken pelvis?
Healing time varies from person to person, but a broken pelvis takes at least three months to heal completely, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A person with a broken pelvis is unable to bear weight on one or both of the legs until the bones heal and requires a walker or crutches for mobility.