I was just reading the hip thread and was a bit surprised about the differences in treatment by different hospitals. My Mum suffers dementia moderate to late stage. She is 85 years old. A couple of weeks ago she fell and suffered a double pubic rami fracture (a sort of pelvic fracture). The only treatment she has been offered is bedrest and painkillers. When I looked it up on the web, a prosthesis/replacement was recommended for the over 65s. After a couple of days bedrest, they are mobilising her (or trying to!). Has anyone experience of this kind of fracture and what usually happens?