Scientific publications

Labor-related sacral and pubic fractures. A case report

Feb 1, 2007 | Magazine: The Journal of Bone and and Joint Surgery

Alonso-Burgos A, Royo P, Díaz L, Aquerreta JD.
Department of Radiology, Clinica Universitaria de Navarra, Avda. Pio XII 36, 31008 Pamplona, Spain


The pelvic joints undergo changes during pregnancy and delivery that are due to hormonal influences and mechanical stresses, and low-back pain is a common symptom during pregnancy and post partum, usually because of mechanical lesions of the pelvic soft-tissues1.

However, stress fractures of the lumbar spine or sacroiliac joint are rare complications. We report the case of a woman without pregnancyrelated osteoporosis who had a stress fracture of the sacrum and pubis after delivery. The patient was informed that data concerning the case would be submitted for publication.

CITATION J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Feb;89(2):396-8