Compression Fracture in Osteoporosis

Compression fracture in osteoporosis

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 shows a broken (fractured) vertebra from thin, weak bones caused by osteoporosis (compression fracture).

Figure 2 shows a needle inserted into the fractured vertebra.

Figure 3 shows cement injected into the vertebra to give it structural support.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine

Current as ofNovember 20, 2015

Current as of: November 20, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine