Kantonsspital St.Gallen

[Contemporary diagnostics and therapy of osteoporosis]

T Vogel, H Bitterling, Thomas Dobler, R Bartl, K-J Pfeifer & W Mutschler

abstract Since the World Health Organisation's announcement of the "Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010" diseases of the musculoskeletal system attract more and more attention throughout patients and professional health care providers. In an aging society especially osteoporosis represents a major public health concern. Fragility fractures are the most limiting condition in osteoporosis with the highest impact on both, life quality and health care systems worldwide. Orthopaedic surgeons play a key role in implementing primary diagnostics and therapy in patients with fragility fractures. Objective of this effort is the reduction of the common subsequent fractures in patients with osteoporosis. According to national and international guidelines implementation of contemporary clinical pathways to diagnose and treat patients with fractures due to diminished bone mineral density is fast, simple and proven to be effective.
citation Vogel T, Bitterling H, Dobler T, Bartl R, Pfeifer K J, Mutschler W. [Contemporary diagnostics and therapy of osteoporosis]. Zentralblatt für Chirurgie 2006; 131:401-6.
type journal paper/review (Translation2::getLang(): unknown language "". Use Translation2::setLang() to set a default language.)
date of publishing 10-2006
journal title Zentralblatt für Chirurgie (131/5)
ISSN print 0044-409X
pages 401-6
PubMed 17089289
DOI 10.1055/s-2006-951463