Compression Fractures

Compression Fractures

A compression fracture is a fracture of the thoracic and/or lumbar vertebral body. This is usually caused by a traumatic injury or from osteoporosis.

Treatment options include immobilization/ bracing, medications, physical therapy, and/or a vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.

A Vertebroplasty is a procedure where a needle is placed in the vertebral body and cement is injected to secure the painful fracture. Click on this link for more information about vertebroplasties. A Kyphoplasty, is similar to a vertebroplasty except a balloon is used to create space in the vertebral body before cement is injected to secure the painful fracture. Click on this link for more information about, Kyphoplasty.

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