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      Clinical Usefulness of Bone Mineral Density and the Health Economy Consequences of Osteoporosis

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          Bone mineral density is one of the strongest risk factors for osteoporotic fractures and can be used, in combination with other risk factors, to identify groups at high risk of osteoporosis who could benefit from treatment to prevent fractures. Health economic studies have shown that the treatment of these high-risk patients is cost-effective.

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          Randomised trial of effect of alendronate on risk of fracture in women with existing vertebral fractures

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            Fractures of the neck of the humerus: a review of the late results.

            Eighty patients with fractures of the proximal part of the humerus were reviewed not less than 18 months later. The severity of the fracture, the duration of initial rest in a sling and the duration of physiotherapy all independently affected the result. A total of 81 per cent had satisfactory results. The patients with undisplaced fractures had better results (94 per cent satisfactory), but spent longer before beginning physiotherapy which necessitated a longer course. Early active movements within the limits of pain and discomfort are suggested in order to improve the ultimate result.
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              Journal
              HRE
              Horm Res Paediatr
              10.1159/issn.1663-2818
              Hormone Research in Paediatrics
              S. Karger AG
              978-3-8055-7185-2
              978-3-318-00667-4
              1663-2818
              1663-2826
              2000
              2000
              17 November 2004
              : 54
              : Suppl 1
              : 64-67
              Affiliations
              Department of Orthopaedics, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden
              Article
              63450 Horm Res 2000;54(suppl 1):64–67
              10.1159/000063450
              11146382
              © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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              Tables: 2, References: 19, Pages: 4
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