Managing Atrophic Nonunion in the Geriatric Population

Incidence, Distribution, and Causes

Bryon Hobby, Mark A Lee

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a systemic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is estimated that 50% of women and approximately 20% of men more than 50 years of age will sustain a fragility fracture. The cause of nonunion in patients with osteoporosis is likely multifactorial, and includes age-related changes in fracture repair as well as challenges in achieving stable internal fixation. This article discusses fracture healing in patients with osteoporosis and the principles of fixation. Pharmacotherapy for the patient with osteoporosis is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-256
Number of pages6
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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Geriatrics
Osteoporosis
Demography
Incidence
Fracture Healing
Drug Therapy

Keywords

  • Etiology
  • Incidence
  • Nonunion
  • Osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Managing Atrophic Nonunion in the Geriatric Population : Incidence, Distribution, and Causes. / Hobby, Bryon; Lee, Mark A.

In: Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Vol. 44, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 251-256.

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