Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2006 , Vol 52 , Num 3

Sacral Insufficiency Fracture: Case Report

Nurdan Paker 1 ,Demet Tekdos 2
1 İstanbul Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, İstanbul, Türkiye
2 İstanbul Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, İstanbul

Sacral insufficiency fracture (SIF) is a type of stress fracture that occurs primarily in elderly women. SIFs generally present as non-specific pelvic or low back pain and are often overlooked. SIFs are secondary to a number of conditions including postmenopausal osteoporosis, steroid-induced osteoporosis and radiation therapy. SIFs generally occur in patients who have sustained minimal or no trauma. SIF should be considered in elderly women with low back pain. We presented here an old woman with SIF who was treated with salmon calcitonin and physical therapy procedures successfully.

Keywords : Osteoporosis, sacral insufficiency fractures, elder