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Fractures of the distal radius and osteoporosis in the elderly patient : from treatment of the unstable distal radial fracture to the Fracture and steoporosis outpatient clinic

By Johannes Hermannus Hegeman

Abstract

The treatment of the unstable radial fracture in the elderly patient is a challenge, because of problems inherent to age, bone quality and fracture type. There is no consensus about the most effective treatment, either conservative or surgical, of the unstable distal radial fracture in the elderly at the present time. The central theme in the judgement of the effectiveness of a chosen treatment for this type of comminuted fractures is the existence or non-existence of a relationship between radiological and functional outcome ... Zie: Summary

Topics: Proefschriften (vorm), Ouderen; Onderarmen; Fracturen; orthopedie; reumatologie; Os
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:ub.rug.nl:dbi/44605098187bb
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