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Detecting Compression Fracture of a Lumbar Vertebra Based on the Rib to Pelvis Distance in the Midaxillary Line

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

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Description:

Siminoski et al identified patients with a compression fracture of the lumbar vertebra by a change in the rib to pelvis distance measured in the midaxillary line. This may be particularly helpful in evaluating patients with asymptomatic osteoporotic fractures. The authors are from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

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