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COMPRESSION FRACTURE

A spinal fracture, more specifically, of a vertebral body, that results from the axial compression of the vertebra. Compression fractions result in a loss of height of the vertebral body on X-ray. May occur in any region of the spine. Compression fractures occur commonly in post-menopausal females who subject to osteoporosis.
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