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Vertebral Compression Fracture

 
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Overview

  • Look For

  • Compression fracture - loss of vertebral disc height
  • Wedge compression fracture - loss of height anteriorly, with increased kyphosis
  • Significance

  • A hallmark feature of osteoporosis, though may occur with other conditions.
  • Causes of Vertebral Compression Fracture

  • Osteoporosis
  • Malignancy
  • Severe trauma with axial compression
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