The pelvis is comprised of the hip bones (the ilium, ischium and pubis) and the bottom of the back bone (the sacrum). It provides support for the body, protection for the abdomen, provides a stable base for muscles to attach to and allows movement and expansion during pregnancy. The pelvis and surrounding organs may require surgery for a number of reasons. The pelvis rarely requires surgery in younger people. However surgery is becoming more common around the pelvis and older adults who suffer from low bone mineral density are particularly at risk from fractures at the pelvis.
Leeds Physiotherapy provides expert physiotherapy to those who have had or are about to have hip surgery. Our team of specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapists are able to provide you with strength and conditioning exercises to ensure you are in the best shape possible prior to your operation. Following surgery we are able to start your rehabilitation straight away and work with you until you are fully recovered. Some of the more common types of hip surgery we see her at Leeds Physiotherapy include:
- Fractured pelvis
- Peroneal tears