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A 33-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if i have osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
A Verified Doctoranswered
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Patient specific: Some patients have no pain while others suffer debilitating pain from a vcf. Regardless, it is critical to treat your osteoporosis.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are vertebral compression fractures common?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Slosar
A Verified Doctoranswered
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: They occur in older patients usually due to osteoporosis. Women are affected 6:1 compared to men.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How are vertebral compression fractures diagnosed?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Slosar
A Verified Doctoranswered
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Mri scan is the most accurate test. Pain over the fracture site is the most useful physical finding.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

How do you treat vertebral compression fractures?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 years experience
Fracture: These are usually treated with a brace to stabilize the area until it heals (at least 6 weeks) Sometimes special cement can be injected with a surgical procedure to treat the fracture (vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty)
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
many minor compression fracture will just heal with rest and mild meds
Nov 26, 2014

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