Diagram - pelvic insufficiency fractures

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

Any of the above noted regions could be present with pelvic insufficiency fracture, alone or incombination with one another. Often sacral insufficiency fractures are observed in combination with parasymphyseal or pubic rami fractures. 

Case Discussion

Insufficiency fractures of the pelvis are not an uncommon cause of low back, buttock, and/or groin pain in elderly patients. They are difficult to diagnose clinically, are often not appreciated on plain film, and may have history of minor or no trauma.

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rID: 21011
Published: 28th Dec 2012
Last edited: 9th Feb 2016
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