Osteoporotic spine fracture

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Back pain

Modality: CT

Case Discussion

Vertebral fracture should be diagnosed when there is loss of height in the anterior, middle, or posterior dimension of the vertebral body that exceeds 20%.

Osteoporotic spine fractures can be graded based on vertebral height loss, as: 

  • mild: 20-25%
  • moderate: 25-40% 
  • or severe: >40%
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Case Information

rID: 18568
Case created: 12th Jul 2012
Last edited: 11th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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