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Revista argentina de reumatología

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BRANCE, ML; COCCARO, N; PASTOR, M  and  LARROUDE, M. Vertebral fractures: evaluation, diagnosis and treatment: Review. Rev. argent. reumatolg. [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.3, pp.57-67. ISSN 0327-4411.

Vertebral fractures are one of the most common fractures associated with skeletal fragility and can cause as much morbidity. However, the epidemiology of vertebral fractures differs from that of osteoporotic fractures at other skeletal sites in important ways, largely because only one-third of vertebral fractures are recognized clinically at the time of their occurrence and they require lateral spine imaging to be recognized. In otherwise the identification of vertebral fractures as acute or chronic, benign or malignant, is important for the physician to apply the more appropriate treatment. The objective of this paper is review points as epidemiology, cost, types of vertebral fractures, what happens in rheumatological diseases, the importance of different imaging technique, and review the more appropriate treatment.

Keywords : Vertebral fractures; Osteoporosis; Kyphoplasty; Vertebroplasty.

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