Vertebral compression fracture
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History of injury to left hip and lower back due to fall due to falling from a 2meter height at the workplace, today at the clinical examination: no open wound, tenderness on left hip and lower back.
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Lumbar spine X-ray shows decreased height of the T12 (wedging shape) compatible with a compression fracture.
Minimal to mild spondylotic changes are noted.
A vertebral compression fracture is when a back bone breaks by collapsing.
Most people with a vertebral compression fracture have no symptoms. They find out they have it after their doctor does an X-ray of their chest or belly for another reason.