Fracture risk, bone densitometry, and the medical management of osteoporosis

John E. Tis, Timothy R. Kuklo

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Osteoporosis is a prevalent and treatable disease encountered by the spine surgeon on a regular basis. The following review summarizes the pathogenesis, physiological and biomechanical effects, diagnosis, and medical treatment options for osteoporosis with emphasis on how this disease pertains to the spine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Spine Surgery
Issue number3 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Bisphosphonates
  • Medical treatment
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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