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Fractures of the radius and ulna are the most common fractures of the upper extremity. Patients with radius and ulna fractures often present with reduced range of movement in the joint adjacent to the fracture. Radiography or ultrasonography can confirm the diagnosis, but repeat imaging may be needed if initially negative. Although nondisplaced or minimally displaced fractures can be managed with immobilization, it is important to identify fractures that require referral to an orthopedist.
This meta-analysis found no evidence that the monoclonal antibody denosumab reduces the risk of fracture more than bisphosphonates.
Apr 15, 2020 Issue
Ketorolac vs. Morphine for Pain Relief After Fractures [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
Parenteral ketorolac is as effective as parenteral morphine for short-term pain relief in patients with long bone fractures, and it results in fewer adverse effects.
Find out how to choose the appropriate brace or splint for your patient’s condition, and to determine the correct size, fit, and duration of use. Selecting an inappropriate brace or splint may lead to delayed healing or further injury.
A 57-year-old postmenopausal woman comes to your clinic for a wellness visit. She has no significant medical problems. She broke her left forearm as a child by falling out of a tree but has had no other fractures. She currently smokes one pack of cigarettes per day, rarely drinks one glass of red wi...
Nov 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in women 65 years and older.
Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Interventions to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]
Mr. and Mrs. J. present to your office for their annual wellness visits. He is 75 years of age, has well-controlled hypertension, does not smoke, and has a body mass index (BMI) of 26 kg per m2. He recently fell while walking from his home to a neighborhood barbeque.
Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of the benefits and harms of vitamin D and calcium supplementation, alone or combined, for the primary prevention of fractures in men and premenopausal women.
In this cohort study, older women at a high risk of fractures who used oral bisphosphonates for 10 to 13 years had a higher risk of fractures than women who used bisphosphonates for only two years.
Vertebral compression fractures can lead to chronic pain, disfigurement, height loss, impaired activities of daily living, increased risk of pressure sores, pneumonia, and psychological distress. Find out which patients are most likely to benefit from conservative therapy, and when to consider surgery.