Recognizing and reporting osteoporotic vertebral fractures

  title={Recognizing and reporting osteoporotic vertebral fractures},
  author={Mikayel Grigoryan and Ali Guermazi and Frank W Roemer and Pierre Dominique Delmas and Harry K. Genant},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Vertebral fractures are the hallmark of osteoporosis, and occur with a higher incidence earlier in life than any other type of osteoporotic fractures. It has been shown that both symptomatic and asymptomatic vertebral fractures are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Morbidity associated with these fractures includes decreased physical function and social isolation, which have a significant impact on the patient's overall quality of life. Since the majority of vertebral fractures… CONTINUE READING
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