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Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures
Neil A. Manson, MD, FRCSC1; Frank M. Phillips, MD1
1 Rush University Medical Center, 1725 West Harrison Street, Suite 1063, Chicago, IL 60612. E-mail address for F.M. Phillips: frank.phillips@rushortho.com
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Look for this and other related articles in Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 56, which will be published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in February 2007:
"Spine Surgery for Lumbar Degenerative Disease in the Elderly and Osteoporotic Patient," by Robert A. Hart, MD, MA, and Michael A. Prendergast, BA
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An Instructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Aug 01;88(8):1862-1872
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The National Osteoporosis Foundation has estimated that more than 100 million people worldwide are at risk for the development of fragility fractures secondary to osteoporosis. In the United States, the lifetime risk of fractures of the spine, hip, and distal part of the radius is up to 40% for women and 13% for men over the age of fifty years. This leads to an estimated 700,000 osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures each year, of which more than one-third become chronically painful1. Vertebral compression fractures occur in 20% of people over the age of seventy years and in 16% of postmenopausal women2. Not surprisingly, vertebral compression fractures account for a large portion of the more than $17 billion of annual direct costs associated with osteoporotic fractures in the United States3.
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