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Conference Preview: Vertebral Compression Fractures in Women
Posted On: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ONS Neurosurgeon Amory Fiore, MD, will address Vertebral Compression Fractures in Women at the 6th Annual ONSF Medical Education Conference on Saturday, November 8th. Orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiologists, sports medicine specialists, physiatrists and physical therapists will present topics related to treatment of musculoskeletal issues unique to females.

“Vertebral compression fractures affect approximately 25 percent of all postmenopausal women in the United States. The prevalence of this condition steadily increases with advancing age, reaching 40 percent in women 80 years of age. Women diagnosed with a compression fracture of the vertebra have a 15 percent higher mortality rate than those who do not experience fractures. Because the age group of those older than 65 years is now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, the incidence of this fracture is likely to increase.  I will discuss the medical and surgical treatment of vertebral compression fractures in women, with a focus on kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure which can provide dramatic pain relief and improve function in patients with compression fractures.”

The 6th Annual ONSF Medical Education Conference will focus on treatment of musculoskeletal issues unique to females. Keynote speaker Joan Lunden, renowned author, journalist and TV host, will share her perspectives on women’s health.