Sacral fractures: current strategies in diagnosis and management.

@article{Hak2009SacralFC,
  title={Sacral fractures: current strategies in diagnosis and management.},
  author={David J Hak and Sean Baran and Philip F. Stahel},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 10}
}
Sacral fractures are commonly associated with pelvic ring fractures due to high-energy mechanisms of injury. An understanding of the anatomic relation of the sacrum to the lumbar spine, pelvis, and surrounding neurovascular structures is critical in evaluating functional deficits that may be associated with sacral fractures. While displaced fractures can be easily diagnosed on high quality plain radiographs, nondisplaced or transverse fracture patterns may be difficult to diagnose without a… CONTINUE READING