Osteoporosis РComplications

Osteoporosis commonly involves bones of spine (vertebrae), hip, arm and wrist. Fracture of bones of spine and hip is the most common and serious complication of osteoporosis.

  • Vertebral fracture:
    • Fracture of vertebral body may occur due to sudden bending, lifting or jumping and at times, without any injury.
    • It causes severe back pain that may radiate to the flanks.
    • Pain may be relieved temporarily by taking rest. It is aggravated by movement.
    • Commonly involved vertebrae are lower dorsal and upper lumber (T6 to L3).

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  • Hip fracture:
    • It usually results from a fall.
    • The fracture occurs at sites where bone density is reduced to the minimum.

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