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Osteoporosis Quiz: What Is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis Quiz: What is Osteoporosis?

Prolia® contains the same medicine as Prolia® can cause serious side effects: Serious allergic reactions have happened in people who take Prolia®. If you have low blood calcium, it may get worse during treatment. Your low blood calcium must be treated before you receive Prolia®. It is important for you to practice good mouth care during treatment with Prolia®. Symptoms of a fracture include new or unusual pain in your hip, groin, or thigh. Increased risk of broken bones, including broken bones in the spine, after stopping Prolia®. After your treatment with Prolia® is stopped, your risk for breaking bones, including bones in your spine, is increased. If your Prolia® treatment is stopped, talk to your doctor about other medicine that you can take. People who have weakened immune systems or take medicines that affect the immune system may have an increased risk for developing serious infections. Some people who take Prolia® develop severe bone, joint, or muscle pain.
Surgery For Vertebral Compression Fractures

Surgery for Vertebral Compression Fractures

Surgery for Vertebral Compression Fractures. When symptoms from a vertebral fracture are severe, rest and pain medication are recommended. In most cases, the pain associated with vertebral fractures resolves over time with conservative measures. In cases that do not get better with these therapies, surgery may be recommended. Surgical techniques used to treat vertebral compression fractures include percutaneous vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, and spinal fusion. The procedure involves injecting a special cement (polymethylmethacrylate) into both sides of the fractured vertebra. Some evidence suggests that percutaneous vertebroplasty may be no better than placebo for pain relief. In 2010, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons issued a guideline recommending that the procedure not be used to treat spinal compression fractures. As with vertebroplasty, possible complications of kyphoplasty include soft-tissue damage and nerve-root pain and compression. Read more about common causes of back pain and how to treat them.