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What are some treatment options for vertebral fractures?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Simple things first

Many can be treated with medication, activity modification (such as limiting lifting).
Some will find a brace useful. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty (injection with bone cement) is controversial. Open surgery is limited to people with spinal cord or nerve pressure.

In brief: Simple things first

Many can be treated with medication, activity modification (such as limiting lifting).
Some will find a brace useful. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty (injection with bone cement) is controversial. Open surgery is limited to people with spinal cord or nerve pressure.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

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. Check out spine-health.Com.

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. Check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: This depends on the

The stability of the fracture, whether there is any neurologic involvement, the age of the patient and their health as well if any other associated injuries and the location of the fracture.
Treatment can range from none with activity restriction/medication to bracing to possibly surgery.

In brief: This depends on the

The stability of the fracture, whether there is any neurologic involvement, the age of the patient and their health as well if any other associated injuries and the location of the fracture.
Treatment can range from none with activity restriction/medication to bracing to possibly surgery.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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