Osteoporosis is a condition that causes a thinning of the bones. This can result in vertebral compression fractures, deformity (kyphosis) and even death. Osteoporosis and related spine fractures are largely treatable and preventable with  medications, calcium intake, and  Kyphoplasty (Osteoporosis Fracture Treatment) Video or vertebroplasty surgery.

 

There are three kinds of spinal compression fracture: wedge fractures, crush fractures, and burst fractures. Learn the differences between them.

Osteoporosis is a leading cause of fractures in the spine, hip and wrist. A compression fracture should be suspected in any patient over the age of 50 with acute onset of back pain.

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone mass and an increased risk of spinal fractures. Anyone over age 65, especially postmenopausal patients, are at risk for developing osteoporosis.

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