A 39-year-old member asked:
Are vertebral crush fractures caused by the collapse of weakened vertebrae? what causes the collapse?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Two variables are bone strength and compressive energy applied the weaker the bone the less energy required to crush vertebra low energy fractures are in weak bone
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