Hip fracture : assessment of fracture risk for treatment. Vitamin K and fracture.
Summary of "Hip fracture : assessment of fracture risk for treatment. Vitamin K and fracture."
Vitamin K is well known for its role in the synthesis of a number of blood coagulation factors. Vitamin K is also an important factor for bone metabolism via gamma-carboxylation of vitamin K-dependent proteins such as osteocalcin, matrix Gla protein, and protein S. Recent studies suggest that there is potential vitamin K insufficiency in bone, even in sufficient vitamin K status for blood coagulation. In the present review, the studies concerning relationship between vitamin K status and fracture are reviewed.
Department of Hygienic Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University.
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Name: Clinical calcium
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Implantable fracture fixation devices attached to bone fragments with screws to bridge the fracture gap and shield the fracture site from stress as bone heals. (UMDNS, 1999)
Fracture in the proximal half of the shaft of the ulna, with dislocation of the head of the radius.
The use of metallic devices inserted into or through bone to hold a fracture in a set position and alignment while it heals.
Fracture of the lower end of the radius in which the lower fragment is displaced posteriorly.
Fracture Fixation, Internal
The use of internal devices (metal plates, nails, rods, etc.) to hold the position of a fracture in proper alignment.
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