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Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause a compression fracture in the vertebrae?
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Osteopenia or osteoporosis can cause vertebral compression fractures, which can be spontaneous.
Also, trauma can cause these fractures.

In brief: Yes
Osteopenia or osteoporosis can cause vertebral compression fractures, which can be spontaneous.
Also, trauma can cause these fractures.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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