Missing an osteoporotic vertebral fracture

  • AT Cheong
  • Khoo EM
Keywords: Low back pain, osteoporotic vertebral fracture


This case illustrates an 80-year-old lady who presented with acute low back pain and finally succumbed from complicationsof osteoporotic vertebral fracture. Among the contributing factors are delayed diagnosis and a lack of continuity of care. Itreminds the practitioners of the importance to look out for red flag symptoms and to have a high index of suspicion forvertebral fracture in high risk patients presenting with low back pain.


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How to Cite
CheongA., & EMK. (2009). Missing an osteoporotic vertebral fracture. Malaysian Family Physician, 4(1), 4. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/171
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