My name is Dr. Parchuri. I’m a orthopedic surgeon, board certified, practicing with the Spine & Orthopedic Specialists here in Tulsa. We’ve been open now for approximately 5 years, and we’re proud to call Tulsa home and provide excellent orthopedic and spine care to all the patients. Compression fractures are injuries that are sustained typically due to osteoporosis. The bones in our body tend to get hollow as we get older, especially in women. When that happen, they can end up fracturing or get crushed.
When that occurs, they can become very painful and don’t heal on their own. We offer treatments such as injecting cement into the bone to fill that space and take care of the pain, also known as kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty, versus other options, which some people can improve with, such as bracing and just medications and rest. Compression fractures need to be evaluated by a spine specialist so they can be adequately treated and the pain controlled.