Vertebral fractures

Vertebral fractures

Vertebral fractures

The following publications reviewed literature relating to rehabilitation of patients suffering vertebral fractures:

  • Exercise for improving outcomes after osteoporotic vertebral fracture (2013): This Cochrane review sought to evaluate the benefits and harms of exercise interventions (of ≥4 week’s duration) compared to non-exercise or non-active physical therapy intervention, no intervention or placebo. The primary outcomes measured were the incidence of subsequent fractures and adverse events. Heterogeneity of trial design prevented pooling of data for most outcomes. The authors concluded that no definitive conclusion could be drawn and that a high-quality randomised controlled trial is required to inform exercise prescription for vertebral fracture sufferers.
  • Evidence-Based Management in the Rehabilitation of Osteoporotic Patients with Fragility Fractures(2012): This book chapter provides a comprehensive literature review for hip, vertebral and Colles fractures.