Naga Yalla, MD, served on a committee within the American College of Radiology leading to the publication of the “ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures: 2022 Update,” which was published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) can have various causes, such as trauma, osteoporosis or neoplastic infiltration. Efficient management of VCFs is essential and can “improve quality of life, increase the likelihood of an independent and productive life, and prevent superimposed medical complications.”
In the article, the authors thoroughly discuss and review, evidence-based ACR Appropriateness Criteria guidelines, in reference to the management of osteoporotic and pathologic VCFs.
Majid A. Khan, Jack W. Jennings, Jonathan C. Baker, Amanda R. Smolock, Lubdha M. Shah, Jason W. Pinchot, Daniel E. Wessell, Charles Y. Kim, Leon Lenchik, Matthew S. Parsons, Gina Huhnke, Simon Shek-Man Lo, Yi Lu, Christopher Potter, Charles Reitman, Arjun Sahgal, Akash Sharma, Naga M. Yalla, Francesca D. Beaman, Baljendra S. Kapoor, Judah Burns. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures: 2022 Update. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Volume 20, Issue 5, Supplement. 2023. Pages S102-S124. ISSN 1546-1440. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2023.02.015