How often does vertebral compression fracure happen?

It is estimated that twelve to 25 percent of men and women will have compression fracture. Interestingly, sustaining a second vertebral fracture within twelve months is four times greater.

M. Sran, S. Robinovitch. Preventing fall related vertebral fractures. SPINE. August 2008. Volume 33, Number 17. Pp. 1856-1862.

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