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Sakae Tanaka

Introduction Osteoporosis is a serious health concern in the global community. In aged societies such as Japan and Italy, an increasing number of people are suffering from osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures such as vertebral fractures and

Jennette Higgs, Emma Derbyshire, and Kathryn Styles

Introduction Osteoporosis is a silent but progressive disease affecting the density and quality of bone while greatly increasing fracture risk. 1 Globally, around one in three women and one in five men are at risk of an osteoporotic

Jean-Charles Aurégan, Catherine Bosser, Morad Bensidhoum, Thierry Bégué, and Thierry Hoc

Introduction Osteoporosis is a systemic condition associating a reduction of bone mass and a modification of bone micro-architecture. It leads to a mechanical fragility and a higher risk of fracture. 1 The exact pathophysiology of

Stefan Rammelt

article will discuss current treatment approaches to ankle fractures in elderly patients with specific reference to frequent and relevant comorbidities such as diabetes and osteoporosis. Diabetes mellitus Diabetes affects wound and fracture healing

Markus A. Küper, Alexander Trulson, Fabian M. Stuby, and Ulrich Stöckle

. 11 In particular, female patients over 80 years sustain pelvic ring injuries, with low-energy impact as the main cause of these injuries. Osteoporosis is the most important risk factor for pelvic ring fractures. 12 – 14 It has been shown that

Morten Schultz Larsen and Hagen Schmal

Introduction The introduction of bisphosphonates into osteoporosis therapy was a great breakthrough, leading to a remarkable reduction of fracture incidence and improvement of prognosis. 1 Since the effect is caused by a reduction of bone

Patrick Ziegler, Christian Bahrs, Christian Konrads, Philipp Hemmann, and Marc-Daniel Ahrend

accepted. However, optimal treatment for geriatric fractures remains controversial. Geriatric patients are particularly at risk of poor outcomes following ankle fractures due to frequent multimorbidity, poor peripheral blood supply and osteoporosis ( 6 , 7

Thomas Tampere, Matthieu Ollivier, Christophe Jacquet, Maxime Fabre-Aubrespy, and Sébastien Parratte

-weight-bearing period, malunion or non-union. 2 , 3 Due to the presence of multiple risk factors such as old age, concomitant diseases and osteoporosis, in combination with severe comminution and initial displacement, loss of reduction is described in up to 30

Michael J. Raschke, Christoph Kittl, and Christoph Domnick

caused by a low-energy trauma in the elderly, this can be an indicator for osteopaenic bone mineral density. National guidelines for the treatment of osteoporosis suggest beginning with basic medical treatment (e.g. with 1000 IU of vitamin D per day or

Emmanuele Santolini, Nikolaos K. Kanakaris, and Peter V. Giannoudis

are a heterogeneous group of fractures occurring in young people following road accidents and falls from height or in the elderly with osteoporosis following trivial trauma. The incidence of non-osteoporotic sacral fractures has been reported as 2