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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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            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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              Horm Res Paediatr
              Hormone Research in Paediatrics
              S. Karger AG
              17 November 2004
              : 54
              : Suppl 1
              : 64-67
              Department of Orthopaedics, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden
              63450 Horm Res 2000;54(suppl 1):64–67
              © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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