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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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 tip of sacrum fracture and have lot of pain ... What is the line of treatment for this ?

Time: Treatment for coccygeal fractures is conservative and time will heal the bone. Symptomatic treatment is necessary. You'll need to get a "donut" balloon to sit on to take weight off of the fracture. If it goes on to not heal, sometimes we do an operative excision of the fragment. ...Read more

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Will my sacrum fracture heal ok if i go back to work after 4 weeks? I've just had 15 days bed rest, painkillers for 10 days, calcium supplements.

Will my sacrum fracture heal ok if i go back to work after 4 weeks? I've just had 15 days bed rest, painkillers for 10 days, calcium supplements.

Depends: It depends in part on the nature of the fracture itself. Some sacral fractures do require prolonged bed rest, particularly if they affect the sacral iliac joint. Other sacral fractures allow mobilization as soon as the patient is comfortable. Check with your doctor. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Ongoing pain in my tailbone (over 6 mos). Primary doctor diagnosed with coccydinia. Xray, no other tests. Ice, sit rings , nsaids 3 weeks, no relief. Sacrum fracture 30 + years ago, more tests?

Ongoing  pain in my tailbone (over 6 mos).  Primary doctor diagnosed with coccydinia. Xray, no other tests.  Ice, sit rings , nsaids 3 weeks, no relief. Sacrum fracture 30 + years ago, more tests?

Excision: After this lenth of time & failure of conservative rx, i think excision is a good way 2 go. It's simple & safe in proper hands. In my series of 45= most better in recovery. They go hame happy & I have had no returns or complications. Choose ur ortho or gen surgeon carefully & check on their experience & outcomes. ...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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What is the usual time span for a misplaced fractured sacrum to heal my surgeon has not mentioned surgery if it is misplaced how can it heal.

2-3 months: Tghere are many different types of fractures of the sacrum some require surgery and some do not . Fractures of the sacrum that are directly in line with the weight bearing portion of uor sacrum may require surgery but id=f they are displaced but stable they only require altered weight bearing (crutches) ct scan helps determine which is which along with the mechanism of injury (high or low energy. ...Read more

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Fractured sacrum 3 months ago. New pain started 5 days ago after bending over. Is it possible for me to harm myself doing that?

Fractured Sacrum: After fracture it is recommended to rest and not to do any activities that can increase u discomfort. Physical therapy can be helpful , talk with u orthopedic physician , good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...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