Compression Fracture in Osteoporosis
Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.
Figure 1 shows a broken (fractured) vertebra from thin, weak bones caused by osteoporosis (compression fracture).
Figure 2 shows a needle inserted into the fractured vertebra.
Figure 3 shows cement injected into the vertebra to give it structural support.
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