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I have a compression fracture, what does this mean, collapsed spine?

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Depends on amount

The degree of collapse after a compression fracture depends on the location and the extent of compression; very minimal compression though painful may not lead to collapse especially in the toracic spine where ther rib cage would provide some degree of support.

In brief: Depends on amount

The degree of collapse after a compression fracture depends on the location and the extent of compression; very minimal compression though painful may not lead to collapse especially in the toracic spine where ther rib cage would provide some degree of support.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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