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How are vertebral compression fractures diagnosed?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Mri scan is the most accurate test.
Pain over the fracture site is the most useful physical finding.

In brief: Yes

Mri scan is the most accurate test.
Pain over the fracture site is the most useful physical finding.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Imaging

X-rays, ct, MRI or bone scan.
All are imaging modalities that can assist with the diagnosis of a spine fracture.

In brief: Imaging

X-rays, ct, MRI or bone scan.
All are imaging modalities that can assist with the diagnosis of a spine fracture.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Usually by an

Imaging study like an x-ray.
However, they heal in their fractured position and a lot go undiagnosed so an MRI can help distinguish an acute fracture from a chronic one..

In brief: Usually by an

Imaging study like an x-ray.
However, they heal in their fractured position and a lot go undiagnosed so an MRI can help distinguish an acute fracture from a chronic one..
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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