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Spine Surgery pp 309-318 | Cite as

Spine Injuries in the Elderly

  • Maria WostrackEmail author
  • Bernhard Meyer
Chapter

Abstract

In the elderly the risk of traumatic fractures is rising due to an increased risk of falls caused by cerebrovascular and cardiac diseases. Another problem is the altered bone metabolism leading to increased bone fragility and fracture tendency. Thus even minor trauma such as domestic falls often leads to significant spine injuries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

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