Resource Summary

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

Bottom-line:
Calcitonin had weak evidence of moderate effectiveness for acute OVCF pain but was withdrawn over cancer risks.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