Acute vertebral fracture.
J Hosp Med. 2009 Jun 8;
Authors: Agulnek AN, O'Leary KJ, Edwards BJ
Vertebral fractures resulting from osteoporosis are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the aging population and are commonly seen in the hospital setting. Appropriately assessing and treating these conditions continues to be a challenge. This article is an evidenced based clinical update on the evaluation and management options of acute vertebral fractures, ranging from conservative treatment to surgical intervention. Hospitalists can play an influential role in the management of osteoporosis. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2009. (c) 2009 Society of Hospital Medicine.
PMID: 19507248 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]