Comparison of methods for defining prevalent vertebral deformities: the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures.

@article{Black1995ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of methods for defining prevalent vertebral deformities: the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures.},
  author={Dennis M. Black and Lisa Palermo and Michael C. Nevitt and Harry K. Genant and Richard Epstein and Ria San Valentin and Steve Cummings},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={890-902}
}
Women with vertebral deformities caused by osteoporosis have more back pain and disability and are at higher risk for subsequent vertebral deformities than women without deformities. Despite the importance of vertebral deformities, there has been a great deal of controversy about how to identify or define them. In order to compare methods for defining vertebral deformities, we studied spinal radiographs from women in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF), a cohort study of 9704 non-black… CONTINUE READING
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