EMAS position statement: The management of postmenopausal women with vertebral osteoporotic fracture


Triantafyllopoulos I. K. , Lambropoulou-Adamidou K., Nacopoulos C. C. , Papaioannou N. A. , Ceausu I., Depypere H., ...More

MATURITAS, vol.78, no.2, pp.131-137, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.03.002
  • Journal Name: MATURITAS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-137

Abstract

Introduction: Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are associated with significant morbidity, excess mortality as well as health and social service expenditure. Additionally, women with a prevalent osteoporotic vertebral fracture have a high risk of experiencing a further one within one year. It is therefore important for the physician to use a diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm for early detection and effective treatment of vertebral fractures.