Migliorini, F, Giorgino, R, Hildebrand, F, Spiezia, F, Peretti, GM, Alessandri-Bonetti, M, Eschweiler, J and Maffulli, N (2021) Fragility Fractures: Risk Factors and Management in the Elderly. Medicina (Kaunas), 57 (10).

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Given the progressive ageing of Western populations, the fragility fractures market has a growing socioeconomic impact. Fragility fractures are common in the elderly, negatively impacting their quality of life, limiting autonomy, increasing disability, and decreasing life expectancy. Different causes contribute to the development of a fractures in frail individuals. Among all, targeting fragile patients before the development of a fracture may represent the greatest challenge, and current diagnostic tools suffer from limitations. This study summarizes the current evidence on the management of fragility fractures, discussing risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and actual limitations of the clinical therapeutic options, putting forward new ideas for further scientific investigation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
Uncontrolled Keywords: fragility; fractures; osteoporosis
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2021 10:59
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2021 10:59
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10196

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