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Functional Evaluation of the Subjects with Skeletal Alterations

  • Giovanni Iolascon
  • Alessandro de Sire
  • Marco Paoletta
  • Antimo Moretti
  • Francesca Gimigliano
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Abstract

The appropriate management of osteoporotic patients, with or without fragility fracture, should include a comprehensive functional evaluation in order to define the alterations in functioning of the various organs and systems involved in the pathological process and its complications. The functional evaluation has to follow to an accurate anamnesis and inspection of the patient and should collect information on the range of motion of the joints, on muscle mass, strength, and power, and on balance, disability, and pain. An assessment of the Health Related Quality of Life is also mandatory as its improvement should be the major goal of any treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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