Our study demonstrated percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is an effective procedure to rapidly reduce back pain in patients affected by acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) assessed by MRI. We confirmed in our sample, femoral bone density impacts more deeply than vertebral T-score and/or BMD on bone strenght, as it is less affected by any interferences. We interestingly found the presence of previous osteoporotic fragility fractures and chronic glucocorticoids therapy should especially negatively influence bone health of our patients. On the other hand, even if both FRAX scores for major osteoporotic fractures and for femoral fractures seemed to globally define a population at major risk for fragility fractures, our analysis is retrospectively done. We choose and suggest a multidisciplinary medical management of these patients, considering OP is a multifactorial disease and OVCFs usually produce lots of different important consequences on general health.
- Vertebral fracture