CT fluoroscopically guided percutaneous placement of transiliosacral rod for sacral insufficiency fracture: Case report and technique

Daniel M. Sciubba, J. P. Wolinsky, K. D. Than, Z. L. Gokaslan, T. F. Witham, K. P. Murphy

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Abstract

Treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) has traditionally been conservative, but several patients have been treated with percutaneous sacroplasty. Unfortunately, in the setting of severe, bilateral SIFs, cement may not withstand shear forces present at the lumbosacral junction, and surgical hardware may not provide adequate fixation in osteoporotic, cancellous bone of the sacrum, leading to eventual pseudarthrosis. Thus, we propose a novel technique in which guidance with CT fluoroscopy allows placement of a transiliosacral bar in conjunction with sacroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1451-1454
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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