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Compression Fracture in Osteoporosis


Image of 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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerCarla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Last RevisedNovember 10, 2010

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