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Osteoporosis Animation

What does osteoporosis do to your bones, especially your vertebrae? See in this animation, as well as learn about osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: Is There a Difference?

Osteopenia is the thinning of bone mass. While this decrease in bone mass is not usually considered "severe," it is considered a very serious risk factor for the development of osteoporosis.

How to Start Your Osteoporosis Prevention Plan Today

Learn 6 important things you can do to start your osteoporosis prevention program, including exercises and tips for eating a calcium-rich diet. Even if you have osteoporosis, these steps may help you keep strong bones and prevent spinal compression fractures.

Osteoporosis Center

Osteoporosis, which means porous bone, is a serious disease that causes you to lose too much bone, make too little bone, or both. As your bones lose density, they become weaker and more likely to break.

Osteoporosis and Vertebral Compression Fractures: What’s the Connection?

In people with osteoporosis, spinal fractures are more common than hip and wrist fractures. The pain from a vertebral compression fracture can be unbearable and lead to a significant reduction in quality of life.

Fall Prevention: Home and Office

How many times have you heard that most accidents occur at home? Often! Now add to that the increased number of people who work at home.

Osteoporosis Overview

Osteoporosis is the silent bone thinning disease affecting both men and women. This complete article, by Thomas Lowe, MD will help you to better understand this disorder.

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures: Vertebral Augmentation Implant, Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty are minimally invasive surgical procedures performed to treat vertebral compression fractures.

Vertebroplasty: A Case Study

Compression fractures (osteoporosis) may be treated using a procedure called vertebroplasty. This article helps patients to know what to expect and includes a case study.

Vertebral Wedge Fracture

A wedge fracture is a vertebral compression fracture occurring anteriorly (front) or laterally (side). Viewed, the affected vertebra resembles a wedge.

Compression and Wedge Fractures

Injury or trauma to the spine may cause compression and wedge fractures, which are very painful and require immediate medical attention.

Vertebroplasty: How This Compression Fracture Treatment Works

Vertebroplasty, non-surgical treatment for compression fractures. This excellent pictorial article describes and explains in detail what the patient undergoing treatment can expect.

Calcium and Vitamin D to Build Bone

If you have osteoporosis and are prone to fractures, it's important to get enough calcium. How much calcium you need depends on many factors.

Exams and Tests for Osteoporosis

There's just one way to confirm an osteoporosis diagnosis: with a bone mineral density (BMD) test.

Causes of Osteoporosis

How can you decrease your chance of having weak bones?
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Osteoporosis Center

Osteoporosis, which means porous bone, is a serious disease that causes you to lose too much bone, make too little bone, or both. As your bones lose density, they become weaker and more likely to break.
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