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can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause a compression fracture in the vertebrae?

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Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Osteopenia or osteoporosis can cause vertebral compression fractures, which can be spontaneous. Also, trauma can cause these fractures.
Answered on May 13, 2020
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Osteoporosis by definition is further bone loss as compared to osteopenia. A patient's fracture risk would be higher with osteoporosis then osteopenia but both increase a person's risk for fracture and that would include fractures of the vertebrae and certainly other areas such as the hip and wrist.
Answered on Jun 20, 2017
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