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Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

, Volume 25, Supplement 1, pp 15–17 | Cite as

Current options to surgical treatment in osteoporotic fractures

  • G. MarongiuEmail author
  • M. Mastio
  • A. Capone
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Abstract

Treatment of osteoporotic fractures leads to significant challenges for the surgeon, including poor implant fixation related to low bone quality and compromised capacity of fracture healing. This article reviews the osteosynthesis and arthroplasty results in the surgical treatment of proximal femur, proximal humerus and wrist fractures to define the current options to decrease failure in fragility fracture management.

Keywords

Osteoporotic Fragility fractures Fixation Failure Osteosynthesis Artroplasty 

Notes

Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

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