This female patient, 73yo, BMI 22.5 (154cm, 55kg) suffered a sacral fracture (H-type, C3) after a fall from the rim of the bathtub.
She was treated by a general practitioner with pain medication. 19 days later treated in outpatient department without a correct diagnosis. After another 3 days she was admitted to hospital due to increasing pain (VAS 8).
Indication: Sacral fracture with spinopelvic instability
Other pathological conditions: Zn # of 3 vertebrae
Comorbidities: Art HT, osteoporotic bone quality (medication)
Risk factor: ASA 2
The patient had experienced no previous orthopaedic/spine surgery