Osteoporosis primer for the vertebroplasty practitioner: Expanding the focus beyond needles and cement

A. E. Kearns, David F Kallmes

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a common cause of vertebral compression fractures. Although vertebroplasty is used to treat the pain, the risk of additional compression fractures is very high in these patients. Adequate evaluation and management of the underlying osteoporosis is critical to reducing the risk of subsequent fractures. Such an evaluation involves understanding the underlying physiology of osteoporosis and the role of calcium, vitamin D, prescription medication, and lifestyle changes. This brief review is intended to familiarize neuroradiologists with these aspects so they can advise patients about optimizing fracture risk reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1816-1822
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

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Vertebroplasty
Osteoporosis
Needles
Compression Fractures
Fracture Fixation
Risk Reduction Behavior
Vitamin D
Prescriptions
Life Style
Calcium
Pain

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Osteoporosis primer for the vertebroplasty practitioner : Expanding the focus beyond needles and cement. / Kearns, A. E.; Kallmes, David F.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 29, No. 10, 11.2008, p. 1816-1822.

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