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The Influence of Local Bone Status on Complications After Surgical Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures

2014-08-27 03:12:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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).

Description

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.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Distal Radius Fractures

Location

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02114

Status

Completed

Source

AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:55-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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).

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