Definitions

Compression fracture

Compression fracture

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.

Treatment

Conservative treatment

Surgical

  • 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.

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