Evaluation as to whether a vertebral fracture is a new finding in a patient already on treatment and whether it is due to other pathology or trauma assessment management and follow up by the fls or osteoporosis service audit of vertebral fracture identification. Identification of vertebral fractures is therefore relevant to the appropriate management of patients with osteoporosis and so at risk of further low trauma insufficiency fractures which are associated with significant reduction in quality of life morbidity and mortality . Vertebral compression fractures vcfs account for approximately half of all osteoporosis related fractures bone turnover is typically greater in vertebral bodies than at sites with more cortical bone and is most quickly affected by the deleterious effects of certain drugs such as glucocorticoids . Visual identification of vertebral fractures from spinal radiographs visual xr makes use of the readers expertise in ruling out non fracture deformities or normal variants scan images of the spine acquired by dxa may be analyzed quantitatively morphometric x ray absorptiometry quantitative mxa or visually visual mxa. Osteoporotic vertebral fractures have a significant impact on morbidity mortality and healthcare costs vertebral fracture is an independent and significant predictor of increased risk for further fractures the occurrence of vertebral fracture is often clinically asymptomatic and many of these fractures therefore remain undiagnosed
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