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

Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 442-444

Research Article

A Descriptive Study of Sacral Fractures Reported at Tertiary Care Institute


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 are commonly associated with pelvic ring fractures due to high-energy mechanisms of injury. There are very few long-term studies of pelvic fractures worldwide documenting the behavior of these injuries in the long run. Aims and Objectives: To study different types of sacral fractures and sacro-iliac joint injuries on the basis of Dennis three Zone classification and Young and Burgess Classifications. Methodology: in the current study total 32 patients were enrolled. Details about demographic data, mode of injury, co- morbid condition and radiological findings were noted. Results: it was observed that sacral fractures were common in male, and were due to road traffic accidents. 50% study population suffered from type 1 classification of denis classification. As per young and burgess types classification 25 % patients had suffered from vertical shear injury. Conclusion: sacral fractures common in male population and due to road traffic accidents.