Episode 7: The Importance of Identifying and Treating Vertebral Compression Fractures
Vertebral compression fractures are just one of the ways that osteoporosis manifests in those who suffer from the disease. In this episode Elizabeth Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, talks with Dr. Joshua Hirsch, Chief of the NeuroInterventional Spine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, about early diagnosis and treatment of this often painful and debilitating condition. Dr. Hirsch is at the forefront of helping elderly osteoporosis patients rapidly recover from what has—for far too long— been a crippling injury.
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