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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2014 pp 28-31

Research Article

A Study of the Extent of Neurological Involvement and Neurological Deficit in Different Types of Sacral Fractures


Nilesh Keche1, Sanjay Khairnar2, Abhang Khairnar3, Kedar Jagtap4, Kiran Patil5, Harshal Kalambe6

1Assistant Professor, 2Head of Department, 3,4Senior Registrar, 5,6Residents

Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. V. M. G. M. C., Solapur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Introduction: Sacral fractures occur in approximately 45% of all pelvic fractures. Neurological deficit has been reported in some cases of sacral fracture. Aims and Objectives: To study the extent of neurological involvement and neurological deficit in different types of sacral fractures in accordance with the Gibbons classification. Materials and method: present study was conducted in tertiary care institute with total 32 patients of sacral fracture. Gibbons grading system was used to assess neurological deficit.  Results: 15.7%% patients had neurological deficit. In Denis classification fractures neurological deficit was found in type 2 and 3 patients. Neurodeficit found in 37.5% of vertical shear type of sacral fracture.  Conclusion: neurodeficit occours in some cases of sacral fracture. And it is common in sever grade of Denis classification and vertical shear fracture.