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Spinal Fracture Resources
Use the resources listed below to help you learn more about spinal fracture and how it could impact your life.
Some or all of the physicians featured in audio/video segments, news releases, and case studies are paid Kyphon Inc. consultants. The research cited may have been funded partially, or in whole, by Kyphon Inc.
The following links are provided as a courtesy only. Kyphon Inc. makes no claims as to the accuracy of the content.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Asia Pacific Osteoporosis Foundation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
European Institute of Women's Health
FRAX® Spinal Fracture Risk Assessment Tool
International Osteoporosis Foundation
National Women’s Health Resource Center
National Osteoporosis Foundation
University of Washington—Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology
Speaking of Women's Health
World Health Organization
U.S. Bone and Joint Decade
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS)
Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)
European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology (EFFORT)
European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
European Calcified Tissue Society
Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education
International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS)
International Society for Fracture Repair
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
North American Spine Society
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
OsteoArthritis Research Society International (OARSI)
Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT)
Spine Society of Europe
Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA)
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Patient Education Article About the Balloon Kyphoplasty (FREE) Study Clinical Results
Medtronic Balloon Kyphoplasty FREE Clinical Study Results for Physicians
VCF Consensus Guidelines and Treatment Algorithm
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How to Talk to Your Doctor about Osteoporosis and Spinal Fracture
Cancer and Spinal Fractures
Cure Magazine, "Repairing the Spine"
International Myeloma Foundation
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
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