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Are patients with a nonunion after a femoral neck fracture more osteoporotic than others? BMD measurement before the choice of treatment?: A pilot study of hip BMD and biochemical bone markers in patients with femoral neck fractures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15022806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The incidence of nonunion is high after a femoral neck fracture. If reliable predictors were available, fractures that heal well could be subjected to internal fixation while fractures that do not could undergo an arthroplasty. In this pilot study of 28 patients, those with a low hip BMD on admission had a higher risk of developing non-union.
Authors:
Margareta Hedström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-16     Completed Date:  2004-04-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Orthopedics, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd Hospital, SE-182 88 Danderyd, Sweden. margareta.hedström@ort.ds.sll.se
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Absorptiometry, Photon
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Bone Density*
Female
Femoral Neck Fractures / complications*,  metabolism*
Femur Head / metabolism*,  radiography
Femur Neck / metabolism*,  radiography
Fractures, Ununited / etiology,  metabolism*
Humans
Pilot Projects
Predictive Value of Tests

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