Focus on Geriatric Medicine and Aging

The Rise of Vertebral Fractures: Incidence, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

November 24, 201514 min
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

Guest: Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE

With an incidence rate of more than 750,000 per year, vertebral fractures contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality rates in osteoporosis patients, particularly those who have sustained a VCF in the past. In this new segment, we will hear from Dr. Michael Lewiecki, as he examines this debilitating issue. Dr. Lewiecki is the Director of the New Mexico Clinical Research and Osteoporosis Center; and, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UNM School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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