Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Rahul Banerjee, Peter Brink, Matej Cimerman, Tim Pohlemann, Matevz Tomazevic

Pelvic ring - Intact posterior arch, unidsplaced transverse sacral fracture

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Glossary

General considerations

Undisplaced transverse fractures of the lower sacrum are treated nonoperatively.

Nonoperative
Main indication Skill Equipment
Essentially all undisplaced transverse sacral fractures Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Indications

  • Essentially all closed undisplaced transverse sacral fractures

Contraindication

  • Open injury (debridement required)
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v1.0 2015-12-10