Prevention and Treatment of Multiple Osteoporotic Compression Fracture

Abstract

Korea's demographic profile is undergoing tremendous change as the country rapidly ages at one of the fastest rates in the world. Indeed, the country is expected to become an "aged society" in 2018 when the proportion of elderly is estimated to reach 14.3% of the total population. With the notable increase in the number of elderly individuals, the incidence of osteoporotic fractures will also likely increase. Osteoporosis is a systemic musculoskeletal disease that is characterized by the decreased bone quantity and the abnormalities of the microstructures. There are both conservative and surgical treatment modalities for the fracture: conservative treatments include pharmacological treatments and orthosis; surgical treatments include vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, and reconstructive surgery. Clinicians should consider the severity of osteoporosis, the concurrent osteoporotic fracture, the age and sex of the patient, and the underlying diseases in making a patient-tailored prescription.

DOI: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.3.382

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@inproceedings{Park2014PreventionAT, title={Prevention and Treatment of Multiple Osteoporotic Compression Fracture}, author={Y D Park and Hee-Soo Kim}, booktitle={Asian spine journal}, year={2014} }