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2009 Insufficiency Fractures of the Pelvis eMedicine Radiology

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/394406-overview

Insufficiency fracture is a subgroup of stress fracture. Unlike the other subtype (ie, fatigue fracture), insufficiency fracture is caused by normal or physiologic stress upon weakened bone. Loss of bone trabeculae decreases the bone's elastic resistance.
Awareness is increasing concerning the occurrence of these fractures among older persons. Sites frequently affected...
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An unusual transverse sacral fracture treated with early decompression JNS

Location: http://thejns.org/doi/full/10.3171/spi.2006.5.6.546

Case report
The authors describe the case of a patient who sustained a transverse sacral fracture (TSF) associated with a depressed laminar fracture in a personal watercraft accident. The patient underwent early surgery, which allowed a quick recovery. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the mechanism of injury and type...
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Balloon Kyphoplasty for Treatment of Sacral Insufficiency Fractures Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/501676

Balloon Kyphoplasty for Treatment of Sacral Insufficiency Fractures. Report of Three Cases
Sacral insufficiency fracture is a common and sometimes overlooked cause of debilitating low-back and sacral pain in elderly patients.[5,7] The standard treatment involves prolonged periods of bed rest, which is often in effective and leads to additional complications related...
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Fracture Sacrum JPM

Location: http://www.jpgmonline.com/article.asp?issn=0022-3859;year=1995;volume=41;issue=2;spage=47;epage=9;au ...

An extremely rare case of combined transverse and vertical fracture of sacrum with neurological deficit is reported here with a six month follow-up. The patient also had an L1 compression fracture. The patient has recovered significantly with conservative management.
AS Dogra, AR Karkhanis, RV Asurlekar Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 1995 ...
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Percutaneous Sacroplasty for Painful Osteoporotic Sacral Insufficiency Fractures Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/559888

Efficacy and Safety of Percutaneous Sacroplasty for Painful Osteoporotic Sacral Insufficiency Fractures: A Prospective, Multicenter Trial
Study Design: A prospective observational cohort study of consecutive osteoporotic patients with sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs).
Objective: Assess the safety and efficacy of sacroplasty in treating osteoporotic SIFs.
Conclusions: Sacroplasty appears to be a safe and effective...
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Radiographic Measurement Techniques for Sacral Fractures Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/532020

Consensus Statement of the Spine Trauma Study Group Timothy R. Kuklo, MD; Benjamin K. Potter, MD; Steven C. Ludwig, MD; Paul A. Anderson, MD; Ronald W. Lindsey, MD; Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD Published: 05/17/2006
The diagnosis of sacral fractures is frequently missed or delayed, and the treatment is controversial, with significant variations...
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Sacral Fractures RCSED

Location: http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/fellows/lvanrensburg/classification/pelvis/sacrum.htm

Usually consider sacral fractures in conjunction with pelvic fractures.
Unrecognized and inadequately treated sacral fractures may lead to painful deformity and progressive loss of neurological function.
Delayed surgery for posttraumatic sacral deformity is complex, and the results are often less favourable than after early surgery.
Anatomy; Classification; Injury Patterns; Stability; Clinical; Imaging;...
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Transverse Fracture and Dislocation at the Sacrum

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We present a rare case of fracture-dislocation at the level of the first sacral (S1) and second sacral (S2) vertebrae. The S1 was displaced forward into the pelvic cavity and was located just in front of the S2. Because the patient also had extensive neurological injury to the lumbar plexus and instability...
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Traumatic transverse fracture of sacrum with cauda equina injury JPM

Location: http://www.jpgmonline.com/article.asp?issn=0022-3859;year=1998;volume=44;issue=1;spage=14;epage=5;au ...

Traumatic transverse fracture of sacrum with cauda equina injury--a case report and review of literature.
Fractures of the sacrum are rare and generally associated with fracture of the pelvis. Transverse fractures of the sacrum are even less frequent and neurological deficit may accompany these fractures. A case of transverse fracture sacrum...
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