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What is Forteo and how is it used to treat spinal compression fractures?

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Forteo (teriparatide) is an injectable synthetic hormone that stimulates bone growth and reduces spinal fractures for women with severe osteoporosis.

SOURCES: 

Michael Schaufele, MD, physiatrist and professor of orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. 

Rex Marco, MD, chief of spine surgery and musculoskeletal oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

WebMD Medical News: "Outsmarting Osteoporosis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

SOURCES: 

Michael Schaufele, MD, physiatrist and professor of orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. 

Rex Marco, MD, chief of spine surgery and musculoskeletal oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

WebMD Medical News: "Outsmarting Osteoporosis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

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