Sacral Fractures and Sacroplasty
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)
Neuroimaging clinics of North America
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Gibbs, Wende Nocton and Doshi, Amish, "Sacral Fractures and Sacroplasty" (2019). Neuroradiology. 19.