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VV Mukundala, HH Lim
Correspondence: Dr H H Lim
Fracture-dislocation of the lumbo-sacral spine was an unusual injury and was divided into anterior, posterior and lateral types depending on the displacement of the cephalad portion of the spine over the caudal portion. According to the authors' knowledge, only 31 cases of traumatic fracture-dislocation of the lumbo-sacral spine were reported in the English literature. Only 3 previous reports referred to this injury with a posterior displacement, which was an even rarer injury. This was the fourth report of this type of injury.
Keywords: Lumbo-sacral spine, Posterior-fracture dislocation and open reduction and internal fixation
Singapore Med J 2001; 42(2): 82-84