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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1) Intramedullary Nail (IMN) functions as an internal splint that allows secondary fracture healing.
Secondary fracture prevention is a major focus for the Commission, Osteoporosis New Zealand and the International Osteoporosis Foundation.
Progressive secondary fracture displacement on follow-up X-rays associated with necrosis of the medial tibial plateau and finally plate failure at three months postoperatively was observed (Figure 4).
Eisman JA, Bogoch ER, Dell R, et al; ASBMR Task Force on secondary fracture prevention.
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.
5%) were readmitted for a second time for secondary fracture stabilization after failure of conservative management.
This table accessory serves as an ideal solution when current case load may not warrant a dedicated table, when budget restraints are a concern, when considering a supplemental or secondary fracture table or when the preference is to minimize the shuffle of tables.
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).
In selecting hip fracture patients who might be offered such supplementation as secondary fracture prevention, it is useful to characterize PTH, calcium and vitamin D status.