Vertebral compression fractures in osteoporotic and pathologic bone

Vertebral compression fractures in osteoporotic and pathologic bone

A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management

Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are the most common type of fracture secondary to osteoporosis.

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Auteur(s) Stuart Hershman, Afshin E. Razi
Éditeur SPRINGER
Date 28/02/2020
Pages 233
Taille 19 x 25
Type Relié
ISBN 9783030338602

Description détaillée : Vertebral compression fractures in osteoporotic and pathologic bone

These fractures are associated with significant rates of morbidity and mortality and annual direct medical expenditures of more than $1 billion in the United States.

What is the content of "Vertebral Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic and Pathologic Bone" ?

This book presents a concise review of the diagnosis, management and treatment of vertebral compression fractures, discussing best practices for evaluation and radiographic diagnosis of vertebral compression fractures, as well as both non-operative and operative treatment options, including cement augmentation.


Opening chapters discuss both normal bone physiology as well as the pathophysiology of osteoporotic bone, and the evaluation and biomechanics of VCF, both osteoporotic and pathologic. Examination, radiography and long-term sequelae of VCF are then presented.

The bulk of the remainder of the book focuses on medical, non-operative and operative management strategies, including vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty cement augmentation, management of spinal deformity, VCF adjacent to previous spinal fusion, and sacral insufficiency fractures.

A final chapter on future treatment strategies rounds out the presentation.

Spinal Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic and Pathologic Bone is ideal for orthopaedic trauma, spine, and neurosurgeons.

The book is also intended for endocrinologists, rheumatologists, interventional radiologists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, primary care physicians, and other practitioners who manage and treat patients with osteoporosis.

Who are the authors of "Vertebral Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic and Pathologic Bone" ?

Afshin E. Razi, MD, Vice Chairman, Director, Orthopedic Residency Program, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Stuart Hershman, MD , Spine Surgery and Complex Spinal Reconstruction, Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA, USA

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