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Suffered a fall on buttocks, CT shows anterior compression fracture D12 vertebral body & bones. Meaning ?

CT SCAN shows anterior compression fracture D12 vertibral body &bones osteopenic..All other aspect like spinal canal & contents,neural arch elements,disk spaces,curvature & alignments etc normal.
On 18 th April morning while climbing down the stairs ,one foot sliped &suffered a fall on buttocks &slided one morestep down.
Taken hospital admission with in a few hours.Only pain relivers tablets administered till now except one injection for pain which gave rise to nausea &womiting&so discontinued
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
hallo my friend
i have stuided your complete history
you should take complete rest
NEED TAYLORS BRACE to protect your spine from further damage
you need medicine which will improve your osteoporosis
take calcium rich food like milk meat , milk products
is compression of vertebrae more than 50 % ?

for further queiry u can contact me on
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. As you have sustained a D12 anterior wedge compression fracture without any neurological deficits, there is absolutely nothing to worry out. This means that the height of the anterior border of the involved vertebra(bone) is lesser than its posterior border. This problem generally resolves within 6-8 weeks. The only management for this problem is conservative by following means :
- Bed rest
- Avoid forward bending movements
- Avoid lifting weights
- Back support by means of Braces
- Calcium supplements
- Analgesic medications

Hope this helps. Wish you a speedy recovery
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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