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Vertebral Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic and Pathologic Bone

A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management

Editors: Razi, Afshin E., Hershman, Stuart H. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a concise review of the evaluation, diagnosis and management of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs)
  • Discusses the epidemiology of VCFs as well as the physical morbidity and economic impact of these common osteoporotic injuries
  • Presents evidence-based, best practice management as well as the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical and surgical management of VCFs for informed decision-making
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Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are the most common type of fracture secondary to osteoporosis. These fractures are associated with significant rates of morbidity and mortality and annual direct medical expenditures of more than $1 billion in the United States. This book presents a concise review of the diagnosis, management and treatment of vertebral compression fractures, discussing best practices for evaluation and radiographic diagnosis of vertebral compression fractures, as well as both non-operative and operative treatment options, including cement augmentation.

Opening chapters discuss both normal bone physiology as well as the pathophysiology of osteoporotic bone, and the evaluation and biomechanics of VCF, both osteoporotic and pathologic. Examination, radiography and long-term sequelae of VCF are then presented. The bulk of the remainder of the book focuses on medical, non-operative and operative management strategies, including vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty cement augmentation, management of spinal deformity, VCF adjacent to previous spinal fusion, and sacral insufficiency fractures. A final chapter on future treatment strategies rounds out the presentation.

Spinal Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic and Pathologic Bone is ideal for orthopaedic trauma, spine, and neurosurgeons. The book is also intended for endocrinologists, rheumatologists, interventional radiologists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, primary care physicians, and other practitioners who manage and treat patients with osteoporosis.

About the authors

Afshin E. Razi, MD, Vice Chairman, Director, Orthopedic Residency Program, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Stuart Hershman, MD , Spine Surgery and Complex Spinal Reconstruction, Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA, USA

Reviews

“It is very useful for teaching medical students/residents as well as medical extenders like nurse practitioners and physician assistants. … This book is well written and covers an important and common condition. It will be useful in helping practitioners reach clinical decisions, as well as explain the condition to patients and colleagues. It is an essential read for people who treat pathologic compression fractures in their practice.” (Ashish Upadhyay, Doody's Book Reviews, May 29, 2020)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vertebral Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic and Pathologic Bone
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management
Editors
  • Afshin E. Razi
  • Stuart H. Hershman
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33861-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33861-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33860-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 233
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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