Percutaneous sacroplasty: long-axis injection technique

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 May;186(5):1252-5. doi: 10.2214/AJR.05.0823.


Objective: Sacroplasty, or the injection of percutaneous polymethyl methacrylate into a sacral insufficiency fracture, has been previously described using needle placement in the short axis of the sacrum. We describe a new technique of needle placement along the long axis of the sacrum.

Conclusion: This approach is easier to perform and results in improved cement distribution along the length of the sacral ala.

MeSH terms

  • Bone Cements*
  • Fractures, Spontaneous / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intralesional / methods
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate / administration & dosage*
  • Sacrum / injuries*
  • Spinal Fractures / therapy*


  • Bone Cements
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate