Percutaneous sacroplasty for the treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Jun;184(6):1956-9. doi: 10.2214/ajr.184.6.01841956.


Objective: The purpose of this article is to illustrate the effectiveness and utility of percutaneous sacroplasty in the treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures. We also outline the technical considerations in performing the procedure.

Conclusion: Percutaneous sacroplasty is an effective treatment for sacral insufficiency fractures. Most patients experience significant relief within the first 48 hr.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Palliative Care*
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate / administration & dosage*
  • Sacrum / injuries*
  • Spinal Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Fractures / etiology
  • Spinal Fractures / therapy*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Polymethyl Methacrylate