Treatment for a broken pelvis depends on the severity of the fracture, but doctors often prescribe bed rest, anti-inflammatory medication and prescription pain medication for minor injuries. More severe fractures require surgery and implanting pins or plates to put the bones back in place and allow for healing, notes Cedars-Sinai.
According to Drugs.com, a pelvic fracture involves one or more of the five pelvic bones. The break may cause pain when a person is standing, sitting or having a bowel movement. Pain, tenderness, swelling and bruising are all indicators of the break. Doctors sometimes use external fixation devices instead of surgery. Patients may need a walker or crutches to keep pressure off the break as it heals.