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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57-59

U shaped sacral fracture with neurological injuries- report of two cases


1 Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Royal Children's Hospital, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Aidin Sadeghilar
Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2319-2585.145604

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U shaped sacral fractures are uncommon and serious injuries that can be accompanied by lumbar plexus neurological dysfunction. We report two unique and frequently missed cases of U shaped sacral fractures with associated neurological deficit (Cauda Equina) which stabilized using Sacropelvic fixation with spinal instrumentation. We also performed laminectomy to decompress the lumbar plexus and preserve neurological function.


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