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Vertebral compression fracture - Wikipedia

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A compression fracture is a collapse of a vertebra. It may be due to trauma or due to a weakening of the vertebra (compare with burst fracture). This weakening is ...

Vertebral Fracture Symptoms - Spine-Health

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Osteoporosis is a leading cause of fractures in the spine, hip and wrist. A compression fracture should be suspected in any patient over the age of 50 with acute ...

Vertebral Fracture: Practice Essentials, Background, Epidemiology

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Feb 22, 2016 ... Vertebral fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine are usually associated with major trauma and can cause spinal cord damage that results in ...

Vertebral Compression Fracture: Symptoms & Treatment

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Oct 4, 2016 ... A vertebral compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine become broken due to trauma. Read about causes, surgery, and ...

Spine fracture, Spinal fractures, vertebral fractures, compression ...

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Spinal fractures are different than a broken arm or leg, a fracture or dislocation of a vertebra can cause bone fragments to pinch and damage the spinal nerves or ...

Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine-OrthoInfo - AAOS

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Compression fracture. While the front (anterior) of the vertebra breaks and loses height, the back (posterior) part of it does not. This type of fracture is usually ...

Symptoms of Spinal Compression Fractures - WebMD

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Sep 18, 2016 ... Most compression fractures -- tiny cracks in the bones of your spine, or vertebra -- in women at this age happen because of osteoporosis, ...

Spinal Compression Fracture Treatments: Medication, Surgery, and ...

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Jan 29, 2015 ... A back brace provides external support to limit the motion of fractured vertebrae -- much like applying a cast on a broken wrist. The rigid style of ...

Compression fractures of the back: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Jul 13, 2015 ... Compression fractures of the back are broken vertebrae. Vertebrae are the ... Osteoporosis is the most common cause of this type of fracture.