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Wedge compression fracture

By Anonymous August 23, 2018 - 12:28pm
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Hello Anon

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A spinal/wedge compression fracture is relatively common in elderly adults. These fractures are usually the result of osteoporosis and happen “when the weight of the upper body exceeds the ability of the bone within the [spine] to support the load.” (UCLA) Astonishingly, “up to 30 percent of compression fractures occur ... in bed.” (UCLA)

While varying in severity from person to person, severe compression fractures cause significant pain and usually prevent sufferers from performing normal daily activities.

Anon, you did not ask a specific question so you can cut and paste this link to know more: https://www.empowher.com/spinal-fracture/content/spinal-compression-fracture-facts-symptoms-and-treatment

August 23, 2018 - 1:54pm
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