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MRI shows compression collapse, fracture, contrusion of discs, osteoporosis, cannot sit, stand, walk. Treatment?

Mri shows pathological compression collapse of D12 body with anterior rear drop undisplaced fracture of D11.retropulsed fragment of D12 causing severe cord comprssion,cord edema and contrusion. patient diagnosed for osteoporasis. Physical symptoms include bowel and bladder discontinuance and inability to sit and stand and walk, although there is movement in legs while lying. Pl advise a treatment.Is surgery necessary? female patient of 45 years.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

The condition is in an advance stage. Hence, surgery is the ONLY option.

I strongly recommend that you go in for surgery AT THE EARLIEST, before irreversible damage to the spine and emerging nerves take place with life-long disabilities.

Pending early surgery, a 2-3 weeks' course of initial high dose of steroids and tapered gradually in 3 weeks, may have transient but marginal relief.

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Answered: Sun, 8 Dec 2013
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