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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?

Anatomy of Osteoporosis

To understand osteoporosis, you should understand how bones grow and regenerate.

Osteoporosis Condition Center

Any bone can be affected by osteoporosis, but bone fractures of the spine—the vertebrae—are especially serious.

Symptoms of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is sometimes called the "silent disease" and with good reason.

Drugs and Medications for Osteoporosis

There are several osteoporosis treatment options, including drugs that slow down bone loss and one drug that speeds up bone formation.

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.

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.

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.
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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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