The iliac buttress. A computed tomographic study of sacral anatomy.

@article{Jackson1993TheIB,
  title={The iliac buttress. A computed tomographic study of sacral anatomy.},
  author={Roger P Jackson and A C McManus},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={1318-28}
}
Fifty randomly selected computed tomographic (CT) scans of the lumbosacral spine (25 males and 25 females) were studied to determine: 1) if the lateral sacral masses could safely accept a 7 mm diameter rod (i.e., intrasacral rod insertion) and 2) what percentage of patients, both males and females, demonstrated coverage of the posterolateral sacrum by the ilia (i.e., iliac buttressing). In all patients the lateral masses (i.e., the lateral intrasacral mass measurements) appeared wide enough on… CONTINUE READING
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