A New Approach to a Growing Pain Problem

October 31st, 2011

Spinal vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are the most common fracture due to osteoporosis, are painful, and after the first occurs the risk doubles. The traditional treatment for these fractures was bed rest and medications, with a newer procedure allowing cement to be injected into the fracture site, hardening quickly and stabilizing the bone. However, new technologies have allowed a more viscous cement to be used, opening the doors to treating many for VCFs and in a wider array of patients.


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