Non-union of osteoporotic vertebral fractures - identification and treatment of an underestimated pathology in elderly patients with persistent back pain.

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OBJECTIVE Non-union of osteoporotic vertebra fractures are a seldom entity. However, when back pain persists in the course of conservatively treated osteoporotic vertebra fractures, a non-union should be considered. We thus sought to validate our diagnostic algorithm in patients with known osteoporotic vertebra fractures presenting persistent back pain and… (More)

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