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Osteoporosis

12 August 2010

Study Offers Support for Surgery After Compression Fracture

But most patients gained pain relief without the need for vertebroplasty, experts note

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For some people with weak bones who fracture the small bones in their spine -- an injury called an acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture -- vertebroplasty can be a safe and effective treatment, Dutch researchers conclude in the Aug. 10 online edition of The Lancet.

 

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