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Elderly mother has a small fracture in her back. How is that treated? What is the best treatment for osteoporosis?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Multiple possibiliti

There are now multiple ways and effective treatments for osteoporosis and it depends upon your mother's individual situation.
She needs a good evaluation from a quality physician.

In brief: Multiple possibiliti

There are now multiple ways and effective treatments for osteoporosis and it depends upon your mother's individual situation.
She needs a good evaluation from a quality physician.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Kyphon.com

Kyphoplasty is an excellent treatment for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures that are failing conservative care or are in debilitating pain.
It is also successful in the treatment of pathologic features from certain metastatic tumors and multiple myeloma. It is not indicated for vertebral fractures in younger patients. Proper indications and patient selection are key.

In brief: Kyphon.com

Kyphoplasty is an excellent treatment for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures that are failing conservative care or are in debilitating pain.
It is also successful in the treatment of pathologic features from certain metastatic tumors and multiple myeloma. It is not indicated for vertebral fractures in younger patients. Proper indications and patient selection are key.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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