Early diagnosis of vertebral fractures

Guglielmi, Giuseppe and di Chio, Francesca and Delle Vergini, Maria Rita and La Porta, Michele and Nasuto, Michelangelo and Di Primio, Luigia Anna (2013) Early diagnosis of vertebral fractures. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 10 (1). pp. 15-18. ISSN 1971-3266

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Vertebral fractures are a common clinical entity, caused by trauma or related to osteoporosis (benign). Their recognition is especially important in the post-menopausal female population but also important is their differentiation from pathological (malignant) fractures (1). A vertebral fracture is evidenced by vertebral body deformity or reduction in vertebral body height beyond a certain threshold value in the absence of bone discontinuity. For prognosis and treatment it is extremely important to recognize the cause of the fracture. In contrast to fractures that occur in other locations, vertebral fractures often go unrecognized in the acute phase as the pain may be transient and radiographic and evaluation of the spine may be difficult (2). Objective measurement of the vertebral deformity provides invaluable information to the interpreting physician and helps grade fracture severity. The recognition and diagnosis of vertebral fractures can be performed using additional diagnostic tools

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vertebral fractures, plain radiographs, vertebral morphometry, bone densitometry
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 13:21
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 13:21
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/6103

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