Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel methodology to predict spinal fractures in patients

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) are a prevalent skeletal condition in the elderly, occurring due to a net loss in bone density with the inevitable onset of aging. Unfortunately, they are largely under-diagnosed until ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Therapy reduces the risk of fragility fractaures by 40 percent

Osteoporosis, a disease of progressive bone loss, affects 70 percent of the U.S. population older than age 50: one in two women—and one in five men. These individuals are at risk for fragility fractures, a break that results ...

Surgery

Is a brace necessary for spinal fracture healing?

Compression fractures in the spine due to osteoporosis, a common condition causing progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk, are especially common in older women. A new study appearing in the December 3rd issue of ...

Medical research

Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures

New research in animals triggered by a combination of serendipity and counterintuitive thinking could point the way to treating fractures caused by rapid bone loss in people, including patients with metastatic cancers.

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