Fragility fracture preventive treatment compliance better if initiated by surgeon
Improving Evaluation and Treatment for Osteoporosis Following Distal Radial FracturesJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 May;90(5):953-61.
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50 consecutive patients (males > 65yr, females > 50 yr) with a fragility fracture of the distal part of the radius were randomized to have the bone mineral density (BMD) measurement within 6 months of injury by the orthopaedic surgeon and a follow up with primary care physician or to a referral to primary care for both the scan and the treatment. At 6 months, it was observed that the compliance of...
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