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What is the treatment for compression fracture?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Rest & analgesics
Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful.
If intractable not effectively treated with pain medication (analgesics), hospitalization may be required.

In brief: Rest & analgesics
Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful.
If intractable not effectively treated with pain medication (analgesics), hospitalization may be required.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient.
Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient.
Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Depends on how much loss of height, degree of angulation/deformity, how much bone is in spinal canal.
Some can be treated w just pain meds or brace, other with kyphoplasty, some need surgery. Also some compression fractures need to be biopsied. Hope this helps!

In brief: Depends
Depends on how much loss of height, degree of angulation/deformity, how much bone is in spinal canal.
Some can be treated w just pain meds or brace, other with kyphoplasty, some need surgery. Also some compression fractures need to be biopsied. Hope this helps!
Dr. Zachariah George
Dr. Zachariah George
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