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Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral fractures

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Margaret Callan MA, BM, BCh, DPhil, FRCP (London), J.Bhathiya.Wijeyekoon MBBS, BSc, MRCP, Adam Mitchell MBBS, FRCS, FRCR
Foundation Years Journal, volume 3, issue 8, p.56 (123Doc Education, London, October 2010)


A 70-year-old lady with Parkinson's disease had a mechanical fall and developed acute low back pain. The pain was sufficiently severe to stop her from moving and she was on the floor for several hours before being found by a carer who brought her to the local A&E department. Six years previously she had sustained a crush fracture of the T12 vertebra which had resulted in a prolonged inpatient episode due to pain and reduced mobility.

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Margaret Callan MA, BM, BCh, DPhil, FRCP (London)

Consultant Rheumatologist and Foundation Programme Director at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Hospital and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at Imperial College, London

J.Bhathiya.Wijeyekoon MBBS, BSc, MRCP

SpR Rheumatology and GIM
Hammersmith Hospital, London

Adam Mitchell MBBS, FRCS, FRCR

Consultant Radiologist
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road, London




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