Study examines treatment of spine compression fractures

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Dan Nguyen, M.D., is evaluating the effect of an FDA approved vertebral augmentation system versus nonoperative management on the level of pain, quality of life, and ability to function for the treatment of painful compression fractures of the spine due to osteoporosis of the spine. Volunteers are needed for this study.

To participate, volunteers need to be 21-90 years old with a painful compression fracture of the spine due to osteoporosis in up to three bones in the spine.

Volunteers will attend clinic visits and answer questionnaires.

For more information, call Swati Shah at 717-531-0003, x281203.

This research study, IRB 38986, has been approved by the Institutional Review Board, under federal regulations at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.

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Last Updated June 20, 2012