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Vertebral Augmentation Surgery for Spinal Fractures from Osteoporosis
Vertebral compression fractures, or VCFs, caused by osteoporosis may be treated with one of a few types on vertebral augmentation surgical approaches.
Types of Spinal Compression Fractures
Spinal osteoporosis patients may experience one of three types of compression fracture: wedge fracture, crush fracture, or burst fracture.
Is It Osteoporosis or Osteopenia?
Bone mineral density (BMD) loss that is less advanced than osteoporosis is called osteopenia. Learn the differences and available prevention options.
The Role of Testosterone in Male Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is not a condition that affects postmenopausal women only. Men are at risk, and testosterone plays a role in that risk.
Spinal Osteoporosis and Vertebral Fractures: An Overview
The first sign of spinal osteoporosis is often spinal fracture, which is the most common fracture type in osteoporosis patients.