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A 31-year-old male asked:

can a 31 year old male with osteoporosis do push ups and has metal bars from a l4 vertebrae fracture in his back ?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: I would sure check with your personal physician. If you have had a fusion at L4 and it is well healed, there are not typically any restrictions with that. Push-ups can usually be done in patients with osteoporosis as well, as long as it is not too severe. Your doctor would know more about your individual case.

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