Sacral insufficiency fractures: an easily overlooked cause of back pain in the ED.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128450
Title:
Sacral insufficiency fractures: an easily overlooked cause of back pain in the ED.
Authors:
Galbraith, John G; Butler, Joseph S; Blake, Simon P; Kelleher, Gemma
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. johng442@hotmail.com
Citation:
Sacral insufficiency fractures: an easily overlooked cause of back pain in the ED. 2011, 29 (3):359.e5-6 Am J Emerg Med
Journal:
The American journal of emergency medicine
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128450
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2010.04.015
PubMed ID:
20675092
Abstract:
Sacral insufficiency fractures are an important and treatable cause of severe back pain. Despite publication of several case reports since its original description in 1982, awareness of these injuries remains inadequate in emergency medicine. Most patients are elderly women presenting with intractable lower back pain. Postmenopausal osteoporosis is the most significant risk factor. Marked sacral tenderness is common. Neurologic impairment is rarely detectable. Routine radiography of the spine and pelvis is usually inconclusive. Computed tomography remains the diagnostic modality of choice. Treatment is usually conservative.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Back Pain; Emergency Service, Hospital; Female; Fractures, Stress; Humans; Sacrum; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
ISSN:
1532-8171

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, John Gen
dc.contributor.authorButler, Joseph Sen
dc.contributor.authorBlake, Simon Pen
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, Gemmaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-20T14:56:16Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-20T14:56:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationSacral insufficiency fractures: an easily overlooked cause of back pain in the ED. 2011, 29 (3):359.e5-6 Am J Emerg Meden
dc.identifier.issn1532-8171-
dc.identifier.pmid20675092-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ajem.2010.04.015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128450-
dc.description.abstractSacral insufficiency fractures are an important and treatable cause of severe back pain. Despite publication of several case reports since its original description in 1982, awareness of these injuries remains inadequate in emergency medicine. Most patients are elderly women presenting with intractable lower back pain. Postmenopausal osteoporosis is the most significant risk factor. Marked sacral tenderness is common. Neurologic impairment is rarely detectable. Routine radiography of the spine and pelvis is usually inconclusive. Computed tomography remains the diagnostic modality of choice. Treatment is usually conservative.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshBack Pain-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFractures, Stress-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshSacrum-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.titleSacral insufficiency fractures: an easily overlooked cause of back pain in the ED.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. johng442@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalThe American journal of emergency medicineen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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