Thoracic vertebrae

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Thoracic Spine Compression Fractures – Vertebra Plana

History: elderly female with back pain and deformity.  This is a case of multiple thoracic spine pathologic compression fractures secondary to osteoporosis in an elderly female patient. Osteoporosis is a condition of decreased bone mineral density that places patients at risk for fracture. Causes of osteoporosis include prolonged steroid use, post-menopausal state, and normal aging, … Continue reading