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Sacral Fracture Treated With Lumbar To Pelvis Fusion

Patient History: 69-year-old woman with intractable pelvic and back pain. She suffered a sacral fracture. She failed all conservative methods of treatment.

Surgery: The patient's lower spine and pelvis were stabilized with pedicle screws and rods.

Fig.1 AP View

Fig.1 Frontal View Xray Showing Lumbar Spine

Fig.1 AP View Corrected

Fig.2 Frontal View Xray Showing Corrected Lumbar Spine

Fig.2 Lateral View

Fig.3 Side View Xray Showing Sacral Spine Fracture

Fig.2 Lateral View Corrected

Fig.4 Side View Xray Showing Corrected Sacral Fracture

Outcome: She did very well after the surgery. There were no hospital complications. Patient was discharged home after 2 days in the hospital. She experienced complete relief of her back pain in the early postoperative period. Months later, the patient suffered a compression fracture above her fusion and has mild to moderate back pain at this time.