Extended L5 pedicle subtraction osteotomy for neglected sacropelvic dissociation injury: Case report

Vishwajeet Singh, Tarush Rustagi, Robert Hart

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Abstract

The sacrum forms the distal end of the spine and communicates with the pelvis. Fractures involving the sacrum are complex and may disrupt this vital communication. Neglecting these fractures may result in malunion, which often causes significant alteration in the pelvic parameters and sagittal balance. Management of ensuing deformities is complex and poorly described. The authors present a case of sacral malunion with sagittal imbalance treated with a low lumbar osteotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Deformity
  • Dissociation
  • Osteotomy
  • Pelvic incidence
  • Sacral fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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