Category: SpineOsteoporosis and Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis, Management, and Vertebroplastyde Castro, Igor M.D.; Pait, Glenn T. M.D., F.A.C.S.; Elias, Alexandre J. R. M.D.Author Information Dr. de Castro is Research Fellow, Dr. Pait is Adjunct Professor, and Dr. Elias is Research Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham, Slot 507, Little Rock, AR 72205. Dr. de Castro and Dr. Pait have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Dr. Elias has declined to disclose to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins whether he has significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity. Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.* University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams Editorial Board: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D. Evandro De Oliveira, M.D. Curtis A. Dickman, M.D. Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D. John Fox, M.D. Allan Friedman, M.D. Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. Mark Linskey, M.D. Tom Origitano, M.D. Glenn Pait, M.D. Kalmon Post, M.D. Chandra Sen, M.D. Robert Solomon, M.D. Martin Weiss, M.D. Gazi Yasargil, M.D. * Dr. Krisht has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Contemporary Neurosurgery: April 30th, 2001 - Volume 23 - Issue 8 - p 1-7 Buy Abstract Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: Describe the significant differences between osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, including details related to biochemical, anthropometric, and hormonal status and risk factors. Identify the radiological findings that differentiate osteoarthritis from osteoporosis. Establish a treatment plan for osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Recall the indications and steps involved with the vertebroplasty procedure. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.