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Orthop Clin North Am. 2013 Apr;44(2):183-200. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2013.01.006.

Biomechanical considerations for surgical stabilization of osteoporotic fractures.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63110-1010, USA.

Abstract

The incidence of osteoporotic fractures has been steadily rising along with the aging of the population. Surgical management of these fractures can be a challenge to orthopedic surgeons. Diminished bone mass and frequent comminution make fixation difficult. Advancements in implant design and fixation techniques have served to address these challenges and when properly applied, can improve overall outcome. The purpose of this review is to describe fixation challenges of common osteoporotic fractures and provide options for successful treatment.

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23544823
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10.1016/j.ocl.2013.01.006
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