"Osteoporosis and orthopods" incidences of osteoporosis in distal radius fracture from low energy trauma.
AffiliationDepartment of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Adelaide and Meath Hospital Incorporating National Children Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aged, 80 and over
Body Mass Index
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Citation"Osteoporosis and orthopods" incidences of osteoporosis in distal radius fracture from low energy trauma. 2007, 38 (7):759-62 Injury
AbstractFracture of the distal radius from low energy trauma is a common presentation to orthopaedic trauma services. This fragility type fracture is associated with underlying osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a 'silent disease' where fragility fracture is a common presentation. Orthopaedic surgeons may be the only physician that these patients encounter. We found a high percentage of female patients who sustained a fragility fracture of the distal radius have an underlying osteoporosis. Further management of osteoporosis is important to prevent future fragility fractures.