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Test Findings

Vertebral Compression Fracture



    • 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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