Osteoporotic compression fracture
Risk factors for compression fractures include advanced age, female gender, low body weight, chronic corticosteroid use, and abnormalities of testosterone or estrogen. Osteoporotic compression fractures are less commonly secondary to diseases such as hyperparathyroidism or malignancy.
Treatment of stable, symptomatic fractures is usually conservative, with bracing and pain control emphasized. Pain often resolves within 6 weeks of conservative management. Resources for opioid prescribing guidelines, as well as nonopioid alternatives, can be found here. Surgical intervention such as vertebroplasty is sometimes used. Osteoporosis should also be medically addressed.
M80.00XA – Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified site, initial encounter for fracture
M80.80XA – Other osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified site, initial encounter for fracture
46675001 – Osteoporotic fracture