Prevalence of asymptomatic radiographic vertebral fracture in postmenopausal Thai women

ConclusionsRadiographic vertebral fractures were common among Thai postmenopausal women (~ 29%). These findings suggest that approximately one in three postmenopausal women has undiagnosed vertebral fracture. Radiographic diagnosis should therefore be an essential investigation for identifying and confirming the presence of vertebral fractures.
Source: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Source: Dental Technology Blog - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
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Source: Current Osteoporosis Reports - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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