Osteoporosis Associated Vertebral Fractures – Medical and Socio-economic Aspects in Austria

Overview

The purposes of this study were to analyse demographic, medical, gender and socio-economic aspects of osteoporosis associated vertebral fractures.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Retrospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: March 2015

Interventions

  • Procedure: Operation
    • Analyzation of demographic, medical, gender and socio-economic aspects of osteoporosis associated vertebral fractures treated with operation.
  • Procedure: Non-operative treatment
    • Analyzation of demographic, medical, gender and socio-economic aspects of osteoporosis associated vertebral fractures treated with non-operative treatment.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • osteoporosis associated vertebral fractures
    • Analyzation of demographic, medical, gender and socio-economic aspects of osteoporosis associated vertebral fractures.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • demographic aspects
    • Time Frame: at least two year follow up
    • demographic aspects (age, social status) of osteoporosis associated vertebral fractures treated with either operation or non operative treatment
  • gender aspects
    • Time Frame: at least two year follow up
    • gender aspects (sex) of osteoporosis associated vertebral fractures treated with either operation or non operative treatment
  • socio economic aspects
    • Time Frame: at least two year follow up
    • socio-economic aspects (cost ratio) of osteoporosis associated vertebral fractures treated with either operation or non operative treatment

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

-patients older than 50 years of age with vertebral fractures at the thoracic or lumbar spine caused by a low-energy trauma or without any trauma, or with vertebral fractures at the thoracic or lumbar spine with typical osteoporotic deformity of the vertebrae (wedge, fish, or flat)

Exclusion Criteria

  • patients younger than 50 years of age
  • vertebral fractures at the cervical spine
  • vertebral fractures at the thoracic or lumbar spine caused by a high-energy trauma (motor-vehicle accident, sports-related accident, fall from a considerable height)
  • patients suffering from a malignancy, making a pathological fracture presumably, patients with vertebral fractures, whose dataset of follow-up monitoring was lacking, to make an evaluation of osteoporotic involvement impossible

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 50 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Medical University of Vienna
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Julian Joestl, MD – Medical University of Vienna

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