Vertebral compression fractures sustained during golfing: report of three cases.

@article{Ekin1993VertebralCF,
  title={Vertebral compression fractures sustained during golfing: report of three cases.},
  author={J A Ekin and Mehrsheed Sinaki},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={1993},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={566-70}
}
Considerable concern has been expressed about the type and level of exercise that are safe for women with osteopenia and osteoporosis; however, published information on the effect of golfing on the osteoporotic spine is meager. We describe three postmenopausal patients with acute compression fractures of the vertebrae that occurred during midswing while golfing. These healthy, active women were long-term golfers; their ages at the time of the trauma were 63, 58, and 66 years. In one patient… CONTINUE READING

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