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A Patient’s Guide to Spinal (Vertebral) Compression Fractures

Introduction Compression fractures are the most common type of fracture affecting the spine. A compression fracture of a spine bone (vertebra) causes the bone to collapse in height. Compression fractures are commonly the result of osteoporosis. About 700,000 cases of compression fractures due to osteoporosis occur each year in the United States. Spine bones that …

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A Patient’s Guide to Vertebroplasty 2022

Table of Contents Introduction Anatomy Rationale Preparations Surgical Procedure Complications After Surgery Rehabilitation Introduction Patients with osteoporosis are prone to compression fractures in the spine bones, or vertebrae. The front of a vertebra cracks under pressure, causing it to collapse in height. More than 700,000 such fractures occur every year in the United States. These …

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