Vertebral fracture epidemiology.

  title={Vertebral fracture epidemiology.},
  author={Richard D. Wasnich},
  volume={18 3 Suppl},
Vertebral fractures are the most common but least understood of all osteoporotic fractures. Their study has been hampered by the lack of a common morphometric definition, and the fact that many vertebral fractures are asymptomatic and not clinically evident. Population-based radiographic surveys are therefore required for comparative studies. Risk factors fall into five major categories: (1) age, or age-related, (2) genetic, (3) environmental, (40 endogenous hormones or chronic diseases, and (5… CONTINUE READING
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