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Coloured profile X-ray image of the spine of a 75-year-old male patient with osteoporosis. There is compression of the second lumbar vertebra and twelfth thoracic vertebra. Osteoporosis describes a reduction in bone density, resulting in an increase in brittleness and a greater risk of fractures, particularly of the vertebrae and the head of the femur.
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