Osteoporosis Research: Local Dallas Scientists Have Uncovered a New Bone-Forming Growth Factor


Scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX are working hard at uncovering the biological basis of bone formation in mice to help with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of low bone mass that predisposes affected individuals to fractures. It is estimated that 54 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, and it is … Continue reading Osteoporosis Research: Local Dallas Scientists Have Uncovered a New Bone-Forming Growth Factor

Spine Compression Fracture Treatment


Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty Procedure for Your Spine Compression Fracture Vertebral fractures account of 27% of all osteoporotic spine compression fracture cases in men and women. Interventional radiologists are experts in the treatment of these spinal fractures using cement augmentation procedures known as kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. In these procedures a small amount of medical grade “cement” is injected … Continue reading Spine Compression Fracture Treatment

Kyphoplasty


Kyphoplasty is used to treat painful compression fractures in the spine. In a compression fracture, all or part of a spine bone collapses. Kyphoplasty is done in a hospital or outpatient clinic. You may have local anesthesia (awake and unable to feel pain). You will likely also receive medicine to help you relax and feel … Continue reading Kyphoplasty