Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 145–146 | Cite as

Fatigue fracture of the sacrum in a child

  • R. Rajah
  • A. M. Davies
  • S. R. Carter
Short Reports


Fatigue fractures involving the sacrum are extremely rare, and to our knowledge no occurrence of such a fracture in a child has been reported in the English-language literature. These fractures may mimic primary bone tumours or infection, and it is important to make an accurate diagnosis so that unnecessary biopsy can be avoided. We report a fatigue fracture of the sacrum in an 11-year-old child following prolonged aerobic exercise.


Public Health Fatigue Fatigue Fracture Accurate Diagnosis Aerobic Exercise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Rajah
    • 1
  • A. M. Davies
    • 1
  • S. R. Carter
    • 2
  1. 1.MRI CentreRoyal Orthopaedic HospitalBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Bone Tumour Treatment ServiceRoyal Orthopaedic HospitalBirminghamUK

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