secondary fracture

secondary fracture

pathologic fracture

A fracture that would not otherwise occur were it not for pathological weakening of the bone due to osteoporosis, metastasis, infection, metabolic disorders or other systemic or local disease.
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DHBs are now required to establish fracture liaison services and monitor their success by identifying fragility fractures and reducing secondary fracture rates.
With the widespread use of intramedullary (IM) nails and indirect reduction, secondary fracture healing is the primary goal; however, nonunion remains a well described complication in the treatment of these difficult fractures.
At the heart of the problem is the fact that a patient who has experienced a prior fracture is at double the risk of a secondary fracture.
In the orthopedic fracture setting, an overwhelming majority of older patients with a fracture that requires casting or internal fixation is not being directed for a medical assessment for secondary fracture prevention.
Grey says: "The vet discovered a secondary fracture of the metacarpal bone and he has had surgery to have a piece of bone removed.
Intergranular cracking was observed along the primary fractures with cleavage or quasi-cleavage observed along secondary fracture paths.
Tornes and others (2000) describe how secondary fracture porosity contributes to overall hydraulic conductivity and varies depending on the relative amounts of clay and silt in the matrix materials (for example, where a given material falls on the USDA textural triangle).
It is thought that a stiff external fixator promotes primary fracture healing while a less rigid device promotes more of a secondary fracture healing.
NOF's annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) 2014, taking place in New Orleans from April 23-26, 2014,will feature the addition of a new curriculum to help healthcare professionals implement an FLS program, a systematic approach to secondary fracture prevention.
The deeper drilling may intersect other secondary fracture zones that may contain oil and/or gas prior to reaching the primary seismic target, which is some 500 meters (1640 feet) thick.
Uranium Power Corporation further reports, as drilling proceeds, the Company's consulting Geologist suggests the oil & gas showings encountered to date, in conjunction with analysis of log data, the drilling may intersect more secondary fracture zones potentially containing oil or gas shows prior to reaching the primary seismic target.