Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Is there any medication (other than traditional analgesia) that works for bone pain resulting from osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCF)?

Calcitonin had weak evidence of moderate effectiveness for acute OVCF pain but was withdrawn over cancer risks. Although the evidence is very poor^ bisphosphonates appear to have similar effect on acute pain reduction and are useful in secondary fracture prevention.

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Publication Date: 2013-9-23
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:37:42