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Stable sacral fracture: bed rest for how long?

Stable sacral fracture: bed rest for how long?

Sacral fracture: If truly stable then a sacral fracture can be treated with early weight-bearing as tolerated guided by pain. Certainly avoid any high-impact activity. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon to know for sure. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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I have been told by my surgeon that my sacral fracture will take 9 to 12 months to heal ! why so long its driving me mad?

I have been told by my surgeon that my sacral fracture will take 9 to 12 months to heal ! why so long its driving me mad?

May not heal: Many times they appear healed but the injury 2 the joints may continue 2 cause major symptoms. Excision is a good option. I seemed 2 b the coccyx remover in our area so i had a fairly large series. 20 - 30 is a lot. If DX is solid, reproducible by rectal xam & all conservative rx has failed it's great. My people were usually better in recovery room were all happy happy happy. No returns. ...Read more

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Sacral fracture 4 months ago gp now suspects DVT have to have scan in morning would the fracture be the reason after this long?

Sacral fracture 4 months ago gp now suspects DVT have to have scan in morning would the fracture be the reason after this long?

Lack of mobilization: Virchow's triad remains the reason for dvts which include hemodynamic stasis (from lack of mobilization secondary to pain), vascular injury and hypercoaguable states. Doppler ultrasounds of the lower extremities is the cheapest way to evaluate dvts, but we can't look at the big vessels in the pelvis, which is a huge limitation to this evaluation modality. ...Read more

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What does a sacral stress fracture feel like?

What does a sacral stress fracture feel like?

Sacral fracture: Localized pain and limited mobility around the pelvic and hip musculature. ...Read more

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My last ex-rays showed that I have chronic left and right sacral and bilateral superior and inferior pubic rami fractures with callus. Does that mean ?

My last ex-rays showed that I have chronic left and right sacral and bilateral superior and inferior pubic rami fractures with callus. Does that mean ?

See below: Chronic fractures mean that they are old and not new fractures. The callus seen on X-ray is one sign that they are not new because callus is a term to describe bone healing around a fracture. The locations of the bones described are in and around your pelvis. I would not hesitate to discuss these findings directly with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a fractured sacrum. What can you tell my about that?

I have a fractured sacrum. What can you tell my about that?

Mechanism?: Did u have an injury to your sacrum or is this related to your previous 'spinal surgery'? Or is this an insufficiency ( osteopenic )fracture? Need more information to answer your question.Most sacral fractures are treated non operatively ( unless associated w/ other fractures of the pelvis... And 'displaced'. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Sacrum fracture healing process?

Sacrum fracture healing process?

Weight bear as tol.: Since you can not put the sacrum in a cast (it's above the tailbone) only time can heal a sacral fracture. Weight bearing as tolerated is the best treatment. Of concern is there a diagnosis of osteoporosis due to menopause, low testosterone or high blood calcium (parathyroid adenoma) ? A work-up may be needed. ...Read more

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My cat scan showed fractures in my sacrum due to osteophorosis , is it safe to exercise and manipulation by a physiotherapist ?

My cat scan showed fractures in my sacrum due to osteophorosis , is it safe to exercise  and  manipulation by a physiotherapist ?

Sacrum: it depends on how extensive the fractures are, if they are displaced then exercise and PT may not be indicated initially, usually after a period of 6-8 weeks when the pain starts to subside ...Read more

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Fractured my sacrum while on vacation in florida. Er dr. Gave me sample box of tramadol, yellow/green capsules no markings. Are these ok ?

Fractured my sacrum while  on vacation in florida. Er dr. Gave me sample box of tramadol, yellow/green capsules no markings. Are these ok ?

Sacrum: As long as the sample box was not opened and it clearly states on the box tramadol then it should not be an issue. It would be a different story if the box was given to you and it had been previously opened. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more