fragility fracture


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fragility fracture

A fracture that occurs in a bone weakened by osteoporosis.
See also: fracture
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Effective initiation of osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment for patients with a fragility fracture in an orthopaedic environment.
* A population-based prospective cohort study found that community-dwelling adults age [greater than or equal to]50 who took SSRIs had double the risk of incident fragility fractures over 5 years, (1) although corticosteroid and anticonvulsant use was more common among those taking SSRIs compared with controls and may have contributed to the higher risk.
A bone fragility fracture is by definition caused by a minimal injury that would not normally break a bone.
Women had a five-fold higher risk for an initial fragility fracture compared to men, and yet the relative risk for a subsequent fragility fracture within three years of the first fracture was slightly lower for women compared to men.
Prevalence and predictors of low bone mineral density and fragility fractures among HIV infected patients at one Italian center after universal DXA screening: sensitivity and specificity of current guidelines on bone mineral density management.
Again, white race, lower body mass index, an alcohol-related diagnosis, use of a proton-pump inhibitor, and use of a corticosteroid made a Fragility fracture more likely.
In most countries less than half of women and men who sustain a fragility fracture have osteoporosis as diagnosed by DEXA measurements of BMD.
The study looked at the long-term effects of early menopause on mortality, risk of fragility fracture and osteoporosis.
Two recent studies in older populations have pointed out that among individuals who have sustained a fragility fracture, before the fracture only 40%-45% would have been diagnosed with osteoporosis based on densitometric criteria (2, 3).
The first of the acute care recommendations looks at pre- and perioperative management of a fragility fracture and highlights that, within 24-48 hours of admission, patients should receive adequate pain and fluid management and treatment, including early surgery if appropriate.
An analysis adjusted for demographics, comorbid disease, smoking, and alcohol abuse determined that men with HIV had a 24% higher fragility fracture rate than men without HIV (Table 2).
(1) A low-trauma or fragility fracture is one occurring after a fall from standing height (or lower), not including fractures to the skull, face or digits.