Management of osteoporotic vertebral fractures

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Dionyssiotis, Yannis (2010)
  • Publisher: Dove Press
  • Journal: International Journal of General Medicine, volume 3, pages 167-171 (issn: 1178-7074, eissn: 1178-7074)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2147/IJGM.S11751, pmc: PMC2915527
  • Subject: rehabilitation | vertebral fracture | R5-920 | Mini-Review | Medicine (General) | International Journal of General Medicine | quality of life | osteoporosis

Yannis DionyssiotisRhodes General Hospital, Rhodes, GreeceAbstract: Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are associated with considerable reduction of quality of life, morbidity, and mortality. The management of patients with vertebral fractures should include treatment for osteoporosis and measures to reduce pain and improve mobility. This article provides information for management and rehabilitation of vertebral fractures based on clinical experience and literature.Keywords: vertebral fracture, quality of life, rehabilitation, osteoporosis
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