A Case of Severe #Kyphosis due to #Osteoporosis has been reported by Boris Blechacz and colleagues at Mayo Clinic,Rochester, MN which has appeared in NEJM. The most common cause of kyphosis in adults is form a #vertebral fracture due to osteoporosis. This can occur in both men and women but is more common in females than in males. As osteoporosis weakens the vertebral bones in the #spine, the vertebrae are susceptible to fracture that typically occurs in a wedge shape with the front of the vertebra collapsing and losing its height and the back of the vertebra maintaining its height.
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