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Osteoporosis (cont.)

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 The image on the left shows decreased bone density in osteoporosis. The image on the right shows normal bone density.
The image on the left shows decreased bone density in osteoporosis. The image on the right shows normal bone density.
The arrow indicates vertebral fractures.
The arrow indicates vertebral fractures.
A. Normal spine, B. Moderately osteoporotic spine, C. Severely osteoporotic spine
A. Normal spine, B. Moderately osteoporotic spine, C. Severely osteoporotic spine

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/9/2014

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Osteoporosis - Symptoms

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