Monday, March 9, 2009

Vertebral wedge and compression fractures, a follow-up

So, the most common google search used to find this blog is about wedge fractures in the vertebrae. I thought I'd send everyone on to much better resources than I could possibly provide.

Obviously, you can find these links via google, but this blog seems to be bumping some of them off the top page (and will probably bump some more after I post this)...

Links follow:

University of Maryland explanation on the causes and treatments of compression fractures.
American Family Physician journal article about compression fractures in people with osteoporosis.
SpineUniverse discussion by a professor from the University of Wisconsin, re: treatment.
Another article at the same website by the same professor.
And yet another (of course, you could just follow the links at the bottom of the articles).
American Journal of Roentgenology paper on diagnosing vertebral fractures.
X-rays of vertebral fractures from the above paper.
Discussion of vertebroplasty, a method of treating a wedge fracture by injecting bone cement into the affected vertebra.
Another article about injecting bone cement into a fractured vertebra, in the journal Spine. This article shows mixed results w.r.t. recovered behavior of the bones.
Article on how to deal with osteoporosis, including exercises that should help.
A few paragraphs about wedge fractures.
Google Books preview of a book called Practical Fracture Treatment.
Paragliders are likely to break their backs, apparently...
Google Books preview of The Osteoporosis Book.
Another discussion of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.
Google Books preview of Tidy's Physiotherapy, a book for students of...physiotherapy.
American Journal of Neuroradiology article on kyphosis correction and vertebroplasty.
Article from Rice University about testing spinal stability.

Anyway, obviously I cannot reproduce the google results pages.

Here are some of the search terms I used.
wedge fracture vertebrae recovery T6 osteoporosis vertebroplasy kyphosis kyphoplasty treatment

Good luck on your recovery!

2 comments:

Grumpator said...

Are you sure you're not a librarian? This looks like my kind of work. :-)

I am Moses. said...

Well, the first thing any scientist does before writing a paper, article, proposal, or whatever is a literature search...It's also the middle thing and the last thing... No good scientist publishes a paper with less than a 50:50 ratio of cited- to original-work... So, that's what I did. :)