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About this book
Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are the most common type of fracture secondary to osteoporosis. These fractures are associated with significant rates of morbidity and mortality and annual direct medical expenditures of more than $1 billion in the United States. This book presents a concise review of the diagnosis, management and treatment of vertebral compression fractures, discussing best practices for evaluation and radiographic diagnosis of vertebral compression fractures, as well as both non-operative and operative treatment options, including cement augmentation.
Opening chapters discuss both normal bone physiology as well as the pathophysiology of osteoporotic bone, and the evaluation and biomechanics of VCF, both osteoporotic and pathologic. Examination, radiography and long-term sequelae of VCF are then presented. The bulk of the remainder of the book focuses on medical, non-operative and operative management strategies, including vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty cement augmentation, management of spinal deformity, VCF adjacent to previous spinal fusion, and sacral insufficiency fractures. A final chapter on future treatment strategies rounds out the presentation.
Spinal Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic and Pathologic Bone is ideal for orthopaedic trauma, spine, and neurosurgeons. The book is also intended for endocrinologists, rheumatologists, interventional radiologists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, primary care physicians, and other practitioners who manage and treat patients with osteoporosis.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Vertebral Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic and Pathologic Bone
- Book Subtitle A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management
Afshin E. Razi
Stuart H. Hershman
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33861-9
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-33860-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-33863-3
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33861-9
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XI, 233
- Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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“It is very useful for teaching medical students/residents as well as medical extenders like nurse practitioners and physician assistants. … This book is well written and covers an important and common condition. It will be useful in helping practitioners reach clinical decisions, as well as explain the condition to patients and colleagues. It is an essential read for people who treat pathologic compression fractures in their practice.” (Ashish Upadhyay, Doody's Book Reviews, May 29, 2020)