A common treatment for vertebrae fractures often found in elderly women with osteoporosis is now being questioned for its effectiveness.  A study conducted by researchers at Monash University and Cabrini Research Institute in Melbourne shows that the injection of bone cement (medical cement) into spinal fractures is not an effective method of treatment.  A group given a placebo treatment, where doctors pretended to inject the medical cement, had similar levels of pain and disability six months later as the group given the real spine treatment.  Read more details about the article here.

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