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Frontal X-ray of the lumbosacral spine of a male 75-year-old 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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