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The purpose of this study is to evaluate if poor bone quality increases the risk of specific types of treatment complications in patients with distal radius fractures treated with open reduction and Locking Compression Plates(LCP).
Despite fractures of the wrist being widely regarded as "fragility fractures", there is good evidence that they are caused by diminished Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and that a low BMD value predicts a higher fracture risk at the distal radius. Both measurements of areal BMD with DXA and volumetric BMD with peripheral Quantitative Computer Tomography (pQCT)showed a lower BMD in women with Colles' fractures. Thus, Colles' fractures can be recognized as a good indication of underlying osteoporosis. High resolution peripheral Quantitative Computer Tomography at the distal radius will be evaluated in a subset of patients.
Clinical experts are concerned that osteoporosis increases the risk for poor outcomes and complication rates in surgical patients with osteoporosis. However, this has not yet been confirmed in clinical studies. It is important to investigate this question in order to correctly advise clinicians and patients and possibly develop tailored approaches for treatment of osteoporotic patients with distal radius fractures.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Distal Radius Fractures
Massachusetts General Hospital
AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:55-0400
BACKGROUND. Distal radius fractures (FRD) are up to 17% of all diagnosed fractures and are the most commonly treated fractures in adult orthopedic patients. The management could be either ...
The purpose of this study is to compare to ways of rehabilitating after surgery for distal radius fractures treated operatively with a volar plate.
The purpose of the study is to compare two common ways of rehabilitating after surgery for distal radius fractures treated operatively with a volar plate.
Fractures of the distal radius are one of the most common orthopaedic injuries and are associated with a high complication rate. There is a lack of clinical trials comparing the different ...
Determine efficacy of the use of mini-c-arm fluoroscopy for the closed reduction of isolated distal radius fractures in adult patients in the emergency department setting.
Treatment pathways for isolated distal radius fractures in children are becoming more tailored to specific fracture types and include different management plans for stable buckle fractures versus pote...
Although volar locking plates (VLPs) have been exclusively used for unstable distal radius fractures (DRFs), the optimal management of distal ulna fractures (DUFs) remains controversial. Internal fixa...
This study aims to investigate whether or not low-energy distal radius or vertebra fractures are harbingers of hip fracture.
Distal radius fractures are the most common fracture of childhood, occurring in ∼1 per 100 children annually. Given the high incidence of these fractures, we explored feasibility of a bundled paymen...
Forearm fractures of the distal radius are one of the most common fractures seen in the upper extremity, and they represent approximately 1/6 of fractures treated in the emergency department. Forearm ...
Fractures of the RADIUS.
The joint that is formed by the distal end of the RADIUS, the articular disc of the distal radioulnar joint, and the proximal row of CARPAL BONES; (SCAPHOID BONE; LUNATE BONE; triquetral bone).
Fractures of the short, constricted portion of the thigh bone between the femur head and the trochanters. It excludes intertrochanteric fractures which are HIP FRACTURES.
Fractures of the FEMUR HEAD; the FEMUR NECK; (FEMORAL NECK FRACTURES); the trochanters; or the inter- or subtrochanteric region. Excludes fractures of the acetabulum and fractures of the femoral shaft below the subtrochanteric region (FEMORAL FRACTURES).
Fractures of the skull which may result from penetrating or nonpenetrating head injuries or rarely BONE DISEASES (see also FRACTURES, SPONTANEOUS). Skull fractures may be classified by location (e.g., SKULL FRACTURE, BASILAR), radiographic appearance (e.g., linear), or based upon cranial integrity (e.g., SKULL FRACTURE, DEPRESSED).
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly, occurring especially in women following menopause and often leading to curvature of the spine from vertebral collapse. Follow and track&n...
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