alexa Management of Non-traumatic Thoracics Vertebral Fractures in Elderly Female with Previous Malignant Tumor
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Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity
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Management of Non-traumatic Thoracics Vertebral Fractures in Elderly Female with Previous Malignant Tumor

David Ruiz Picazo*, José Ramírez Villaescusa and Javier Martínez Arnaíz
Spine Unit, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario De Albacete, Spain
Corresponding Author : David Ruiz Picazo
Spine Unit, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Complejo Hospitalario Universitario De Albacete, Spain
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Received November 13, 2013; Accepted January 05, 2014; Published January 10, 2014
Citation: Picazo DR, Villaescusa JR, Arnaíz JM (2014) Management of Nontraumatic Thoracics Vertebral Fractures in Elderly Female with Previous Malignant Tumor. J Osteopor Phys Act 2:109. doi: 10.4172/2329-9509.1000109
Copyright: © 2014 Picazo DR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The incidence of vertebral fractures in patients with osteoporosis is frequent. In elderly patients, the presence of vertebral fracture without history of trauma may be present. In addition, previous diagnosis of tumor pathology raises the suspicion of metastatic disease. The presence of known or unknown primary tumor raises the need for a correct diagnosis to tailor the best treatment. Mechanical pain and neurological compression have been described in both cases. Imaging tests, x-rays, CT and MRI may help the diagnosis. The existence of prior known tumor may not require the need of previous biopsy. Treatment can range from conservative treatment with bracing and analgesia, reinforcement techniques or decompression and stabilization in deformity or neurological defi

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