Gender and Hand Dominance as Predictors of Forearm Disuse Osteoporosis in Patients with Traumatic Upper Extremity Injury


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Karacan I. , Karamehmetoglu S. S. , Sariyildiz M. A. , Ozen A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.25, ss.137-140, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjr.2010.17
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.137-140

Özet

Objective: Immobilization of an injured extremity leads to a rapid loss of bone. It is somewhat unclear why one traumatic insult should give rise to bone loss in one patient, while the identical insult in another patient does not. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there were other risk factors for disuse osteoporosis, in addition to immobilization.