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Article: Osteoporotic insufficiency fractures of the pelvis

TitleOsteoporotic insufficiency fractures of the pelvis
Authors
KeywordsInsufficiency fractures
Osteoporosis
Parasymphyseal fractures
Pelvic fractures
Sacral fractures;
Issue Date1994
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association.
Citation
Journal of the Hong Kong Medical Association, 1994, v. 46 n. 3, p. 242-246 How to Cite?
AbstractInsufficiency fractures are a subtype of stress fractures which occur when normal or physiological stresses are placed on weakened bone. The main predisposing cause is osteoporosis. The clinical and radiological features of two elderly women with pelvic insufficiency fractures are described. Isotope bone scan is the most sensitive imaging modality for the detection of these fractures. Computed tomography is useful for confirming these fractures and excluding malignancy. As pelvic insufficiency fractures are difficult to detect clinically, application of the appropriate radiological investigation is necessary for diagnosis. With early recognition of this entity, the patient could be managed appropriately, thus avoiding any unnecessary invasive investigations.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44650
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dc.contributor.authorKhong, PLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPeh, WCGen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, WYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, HWDen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, KDKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:06:53Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:06:53Z-
dc.date.issued1994en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Hong Kong Medical Association, 1994, v. 46 n. 3, p. 242-246en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1010-8424en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44650-
dc.description.abstractInsufficiency fractures are a subtype of stress fractures which occur when normal or physiological stresses are placed on weakened bone. The main predisposing cause is osteoporosis. The clinical and radiological features of two elderly women with pelvic insufficiency fractures are described. Isotope bone scan is the most sensitive imaging modality for the detection of these fractures. Computed tomography is useful for confirming these fractures and excluding malignancy. As pelvic insufficiency fractures are difficult to detect clinically, application of the appropriate radiological investigation is necessary for diagnosis. With early recognition of this entity, the patient could be managed appropriately, thus avoiding any unnecessary invasive investigations.en_HK
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dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectInsufficiency fracturesen_HK
dc.subjectOsteoporosisen_HK
dc.subjectParasymphyseal fracturesen_HK
dc.subjectPelvic fracturesen_HK
dc.subjectSacral fractures;en_HK
dc.titleOsteoporotic insufficiency fractures of the pelvisen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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