Management of Osteoporotic Spine Fractures: Controversy Continues.
Vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporotic disease represent an increasingly significant public health problem [1]. There is no sharp line demarcation between stages of the fracture; acute, subacute and chronic. Lines of treatment include conservative treatment (e.g. brace and pain killers), cement augmentation (vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and stentoplasty) and surgical treatment. Treatment remains an area of controversy with respect to best ... Read more