Columna vertebral

Diagnóstico y administración de fracturas patológicas de la columna vertebral.

Joel A. Finkelstein, and Michael H. Ford

Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Rm MG 301, Toronto, Ont., Canada, M4N 3M5.


Pathological fractures of the spine are a significant source of morbidity and a major public health concern. Insufficiency fractures due to osteoporosis and mechanical instability with or without neurological compression due to malignancy can dramatically reduce a person's quality of life. This paper summarises current "best evidence". Medical management is not discussed.

Current Orthopaedics Volume 18, Issue 5 , October 2004, Pages 396-405.

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