A compression fracture is a collapse of a vertebra
. It may be due to trauma or due to a weakened vertebra in a patient with osteoporosis
or Osteogenesis Imperfecta
- Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty, minimally invasive procedures designed to treat pain from osteoporotic compression fractures and sometimes other forms of fracture, such as a fracture caused by certain types of cancer.