Elderly woman with osteoporosis

Elderly woman with osteoporosis

M230/0140 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.6MB

Downloadable file size: 2.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Osteoporosis causing kyphosis. Excessively curved spine, or kyphosis seen on an 87 year-old woman suffering from osteoporosis crush fractures. Kyphosis usually affects the top of the spine and may result in a hunchback. Here, osteoporosis has reduced the bone density of the spine. The vertebrae are more brittle, resulting in crush fractures & Kyphosis. Osteoporosis arises through an imbalance between formation and resorption of bone, most commonly occurring with increasing age. The incidence is greater in women and is attributed to a decline in hormone production following the menopause. Treatments include hormone replacement therapy.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: condition, disease, disorder, elderly woman, fracture, healthcare, hunchback, kyphosis, medical, medicine, old wo, old woman, osteoporosis, spine, vertebra, woman

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.