SCF Impactful Statement
The following impactful statements are based on the Treatment of Symptomatic Osteoporotic Spinal Compression Fractures Clinical Practice Guideline.
- Using calcitonin for 4 weeks helps manage pain associated with an acute osteoporotic spinal compression fracture.
The following recommendation is the basis of the statements above.
- We suggest patients who present with an osteoporotic spinal compression fracture on imaging with correlating clinical signs and symptoms suggesting an acute injury (0-5 days after identifiable event or onset of symptoms) and who are neurologically intact be treated with calcitonin for 4 weeks.