Archive for February, 2011
Vertebral Compression Fractures represent an area of changing understanding of Osteoporosis. As an orthopaedic surgeon, I understand that a fracture is a fracture whether it occurs all at once or gradually over time. This understanding is spreading in the Osteoporosis community.
Anabolic medications directly stimulate the OsteoBlast cells that build new bone matrix. Anabolics work by increasing new bone formation faster than the OsteoClast cells can eat away the old bone. See my post about “Osteoclasts Gone Wild”.