Problems in the treatment of lower limb fractures in osteoporosis Dariusz Chmielewski, Andrzej Górecki Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2002; 4(2):182-184 ICID: 16168
Article type: Review article
IC™ Value: 4.68
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The fractures are the clinical manifestation of osteoporosis, the most common metabolic bone disease. It leads do decreased mechanical resistance of bone and increased ability of fractures. Identification of risk factors, bone mineral density and bone markers measures helps to identify and control the severity of the problem. However, the characteristics of the disorder obliges the specific conditions in treatment of the traumatic lesions to the locomotor system related to osteoporosis. The first rule is the need to achieve the fastest mobilization of the patient. The choice of the treatment method should take the age and general condition of the patient to consideration. The work presents the principles of proceedings in treatment of traumatic lesions of the lower extremities resulting from osteoporosis with consideration of the antithrombotic prophylaxis. Matching the method with relation to fracture type, general condition of the patient, coexisting diseases as well as the center ability and experience is still valid condition.
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