Year: 1985 Source: Spine, v.10, no.9, (November 1985), p.838-845 SIEC No: 19861480

13 patients with transverse fractures of the upper sacrum were studied to determine fracture anatomy, clinical presentation & therapeutic approaches. The injury results from falls from a height & is usually associated with suicidal attempts by jumping.Because of associated polytrauma, fracture of the upper sacrum is often not recognized in the acute stage & awareness of the possibility of such injury, should result in securing good quality radiographic study, including tomograms.