Functional impairment among elderly women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures.

Abstract

Back pain is a significant cause of functional impairment in elderly women with vertebral fractures. To determine the degree of functional impairment due to painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures, investigators compared 75 white women with a mean age of 77 (+/- 7.2) years who had a mean number of 2.8 (+/- 0.87) vertebral fractures with 83 white women with… (More)

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