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Europa Medicophysica 2004 September;40(3):233-7

Copyright © 2004 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

The osteoporotic spine

Lin J. T. 1, Lane J. M. 2

1 Department of Physiatry Hospital for Special Surgery and Department of Rehabilitation Medicine New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA 2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief Metabolic Bone Service Hospital for Special Surgery and Department of Orthopedic Surgery New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA


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Osteoporotic ver­te­bral frac­tures rep­re­sent the ­most com­mon ­type of oste­op­o­rot­ic frac­ture. They can ­cause sig­nif­i­cant mor­bid­ity and mor­tal­ity, includ­ing phys­i­cal, func­tion­al, and psy­cho­so­cial impair­ments. Screening ­using frac­ture ­risk assess­ments can iden­ti­fy ­those at great­est ­risk. Medical and non-med­i­cal com­prise appro­pri­ate, com­pre­hen­sive treat­ment pro­grams. The min­i­mal­ly inva­sive ­spine pro­ce­dures ver­teb­ro­plas­ty and kypho­plas­ty can ­help to sig­nif­i­cant­ly ­reduce ­pain and defor­mity in ­patients ­with ­severe ­pain and defor­mity ­from ver­te­bral frac­ture.

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