SCF Impactful Statement

The following impactful statements are based on the Treatment of Symptomatic Osteoporotic Spinal Compression Fractures Clinical Practice Guideline.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.