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Are vertebral compression fractures common?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

They occur in older patients usually due to osteoporosis.
Women are affected 6:1 compared to men.

In brief: Yes

They occur in older patients usually due to osteoporosis.
Women are affected 6:1 compared to men.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Particularly in the elderly due to frequent falls and osteoporosis.
They are also commonly seen in trauma patients.

In brief: Yes

Particularly in the elderly due to frequent falls and osteoporosis.
They are also commonly seen in trauma patients.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes especially with

Older age in females related to decreased bone density.

In brief: Yes especially with

Older age in females related to decreased bone density.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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