Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2017 , Vol 20, Issue 1
Sadullah TURHAN
Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology ANTALYA The diagnosis of sacral stress fractures in geriatrics is often neglected because of lumbar pains and referred pains. We report regarding a 67-year-old woman who complained of chronic back pain and right hip pain that persisted despite analgesic therapy. Flexion-abduction-external-rotation (FABER), Gaenslen’s, and Scour test were positive on the right side of the patient’s examination, but squish test was not. The patient‘s neurologic examination was normal. Although computed tomography and X-rays of the hip and lumbosacral areas revealed no obvious pathology, sacral stress fracture was diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging, which was performed because of the patient’s chronic pain. This report aimed to draw attention to low back and hip pains in geriatrics because of probable sacral stress fractures and to emphasize on the importance of available radiological modalities for an accurate diagnosis. Keywords : Geriatrics; Fractures, Stress; Magnetic resonance imaging