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Reumatol Clin. 2009 Aug;5 Suppl 2:32-5. doi: 10.1016/j.reuma.2009.04.005. Epub 2009 Jul 9.

[Acute vertebral fracture and vertebral reinforcement techniques].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, España.


The high incidence of fractures by fragility and, especially of the vertebral fractures in osteoporotic postmenopausal women, forces us to approach this subject once more. In this manuscript epidemiological data that indicates the magnitude of the problem will be updated. Treatment alternatives to decrease back pain produced by vertebral fracture are will be reviewed, and the prevention of the occurrence of new osteoporotic fractures of any type, through the administration of suitable antiresorptive and bone-forming pharmacological agents to increase bone mineral density will also be addressed. In some patients with painful vertebral compression fractures it is possible obtain an analgesic effect by percutaneous vertebroplasty or by kiphoplasty using polymethylmetacrilate cement or calcium- phosphate cement, injected into vertebral bodies.

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