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Old 06-09-2011, 10:10 PM
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Default compression deformity

I hope I can get a clear answer to my question, is a compression deformity of the thoracic spine the same as a compression fracture of the thoracic spine? Thanks, pthomas
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:10 PM
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Hi Pat:

The spinal compression deformity is not the same as a spinal compression fracture.

A patient may have a compression fracture without the deformity. The compression fracture may cause a compression deformity; the deformity (known as the hunchback deformity - kyphosis) occurs when the fractured vertebra collapses shortening and tilting the vertebra forward.

Clear as mud.

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