Sacral Fracture Anatomy
To better understand sacrum fracture, it helps to understand the anatomy of the sacrum and coccyx.
The coccyx, or tailbone, is the lowest part of the spine. The sacrum is a triangular shaped bone that lies between the lumbar vertebrae and the coccyx. Both sides of the sacrum attach the pelvis.
The spine is made up of many parts. It is supported by an upright row of stacked spine bones, called vertebrae. This column of bone starts under the skull and continues to the buttocks. The vertebrae have flexible joints, but the sacrum does not.
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