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Fractures

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.


Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Long-Term Use of Bisphosphonates Increases the Risk of Fractures in Older Women [POEMs]

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.


Jul 1, 2016 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures [Article]

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.


Feb 1, 2016 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Common Foot Fractures [Article]

Find out which types of fractures can be treated conservatively and which ones require orthopedic referral, as well as typical healing times for the most common types of foot fractures seen in primary care: metatarsal shaft fractures, proximal fifth metatarsal fractures, and toe fractures.


Jun 15, 2014 Issue
Hip Fracture: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Secondary Prevention [Article]

Learn the most significant risk factors, the preferred diagnostic test, and recommended management strategies. Review the roles of rehabilitation and bisphosphonate therapy.


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 55-year-old woman presents to your office for a refill of her blood pressure medication. She is otherwise healthy and does not take other medications. She states that her older sister has been taking vitamin D and calcium supplements for several years “to keep her bones strong,” and asks whether she should take vitamin D and calcium as well.


Apr 15, 2012 Issue
Common Finger Fractures and Dislocations [Article]

Finger fractures and dislocations are common injuries that are often managed by family physicians. A systematic physical examination is imperative to avoid complications and poor outcomes following these injuries. Radiography (commonly anteroposterior, true lateral, and oblique views) is required in...


Jan 1, 2011 Issue
Stress Fractures: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention [Article]

Stress fractures are common injuries in athletes and military recruits. These injuries occur more commonly in lower extremities than in upper extremities. Stress fractures should be considered in patients who present with tenderness or edema after a recent increase in activity or repeated activity w...


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