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Which Daily Injection for Osteoporosis is Better?

For patients with fragile bones, the risk for fracture can be a matter of life and death. I’m James Webb, MD, an Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiologist based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. My goal is to help patients find freedom from pain without invasive surgery or...

Q & A – Will Fractures Continue Going All the Way Down My Spine?

This question was submitted to our blog by an osteoporosis patient. I had a T11 fracture which was fixed by Kyphoplasty. Now I have a suspected T12 fracture. Is this going to keep going all the way down my spine? I have osteoporosis. I will soon start Prolia. Short...

Patient Aids Back Surgeon, In a Fashion

Years ago, Dr. Webb treated a patient with a vertebral compression fracture for a 74-year old female. Interestingly, this patient worked at a factory in Mannford, Oklahoma where she assembled the same type of spinal surgical kits used in the procedure to treat her...

Back Pain Reduced by 72% in Osteoporosis Patients [Kyphoplasty Study]

The largest clinical trial of its kind – the EVOLVE kyphoplasty study – tracked the results of 350 back pain patients who underwent balloon kyphoplasty. The study began with baseline measurements before kyphoplasty was completed. Then starting at 7 days...