Title

Sacral Fractures and Sacroplasty

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Sacral fractures result from high-impact trauma or in the form of insufficiency or pathologic fractures, resulting from osteoporosis, radiation therapy, or malignancy. In the emergency setting, the escalating use of computed tomography has substantially increased diagnosis of sacral fractures, which are frequently occult on radiographs. Radiologists should be familiar with and create reports using the most current fracture classification systems, because this improves communication with the treatment team and optimizes patient care. Sacroplasty is a safe, minimally invasive treatment option for many types of sacral fractures. It provides rapid and durable pain relief, with a low incidence of complications.

Medical Subject Headings

Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (methods); Sacrum (diagnostic imaging, injuries, surgery); Spinal Fractures (diagnostic imaging, surgery); Tomography, X-Ray Computed (methods); Vertebroplasty (methods)

Publication Date

11-1-2019

Publication Title

Neuroimaging clinics of North America

E-ISSN

1557-9867

Volume

29

Issue

4

First Page

515

Last Page

527

PubMed ID

31677727

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.nic.2019.07.003

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