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Rehabilitation Therapy After Surgery in Osteoporotic Patients

  • Francesca Gimigliano
  • Alessandro de Sire
  • Antimo Moretti
  • Claudio Curci
  • Giovanni Iolascon
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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fragility fractures that could induce long-term morbidity, functional limitation, decreased quality of life, and increase mortality. The most frequent sites of fragility fractures are the vertebrae, hip, wrist, proximal humerus, and ankle. In several cases, a surgical approach with subsequent rehabilitative treatment is required. The main aims of rehabilitation are restoring pre-fracture functioning and improving patients’ activities, participation level, and quality of life.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca Gimigliano
    • 1
  • Alessandro de Sire
    • 2
  • Antimo Moretti
    • 2
  • Claudio Curci
    • 2
  • Giovanni Iolascon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive MedicineUniversity of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties and DentistryUniversity of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”NaplesItaly

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