It has also been shown that a poorly treated vertebral fracture can significantly increase the risk of a new fracture.
UTHEREFORE, EFFECTIVE VERTEBRAL FRACTURE TREATMENT SHOULD NOT ONLY ADDRESS THE PAIN BUT ALSO RESTORE THE BONE TO AS CLOSE TO ITS NORMAL SHAPE AS POSSIBLE (VERTEBRAL OSTEOSYNTHESIS).
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Beyond this direct clinical consequence, the crushing of the vertebra after fracture leads to spinal deformity, which can cause major problems:
- Chronic pain
- Loss of balance
- Reduction of mobility
- Increased risk of falls
- Reduction of lung capacity
- Reduction of quality of life
- Sleep disorders
- Increased risk of death