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5% of women in the cohort (all ages) with osteoporosis at baseline (n = 344), the age-adjusted time to hip or vertebral fracture was only 3 years.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine revealed L2 vertebral fracture and epidural hematoma extending from L2 to L4.
Effects of 1a hydroxyvitamin D3 on lumbar bone mineral density and vertebral fractures in patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis.
A retrospective study in the June 5th issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) looked at one type of back treatment--a lumbar epidural steroid injection (LESI)--and whether or not that treatment had an impact on bone fragility and vertebral fractures (spinal fractures).
The risk of a further fracture is highest in the first few years after a fracture and the risk of a vertebral fracture is increased 5-fold in the first year after a vertebral fracture.
Delmas PD, Ensrud KE, Adachi JD et al (2002) Efficacy of raloxifene on vertebral fracture risk reduction in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: four-year results from a randomized clinical trial.
Primary endpoints were vertebral fractures in the osteoporosis population and
Studies have shown that even if exercise does not increase bone mass, it can still be beneficial for reducing vertebral fracture, improving dysequilibrium and decreasing the risk of falls and appendicular fractures.
Vertebral fracture assessment by DXA, rather than by a radiographic spinal study, is gaining ground because of its unique ability to image vertebrae straight down, reducing image parallax, said Mr.
When a retrospective review of 47 vertebroplasties in 29 patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures was published in an English language journal a few years later, (2) it set in motion a series of events that led to a paradigm shift in clinical thinking about the management of vertebral fractures--from "benign neglect" to active intervention.
I'm happy the drug works for vertebral fractures," she says, "but I'm not enthusiastic about the fact that it doesn't appear to be better than standard antiresorptive drugs.
Patients who receive a heart or liver transplant may face an increased risk of subsequent vertebral fractures, according to a study in the February 3rd issue of the Lancet.