Comments to EULAR/EFORT recommendations for management of patients older than 50 yearswith a fragility fracture and prevention of subsequent fractures

Kochish A.Y., Lesnyak О.M., Belenkiy I.G., Belova K.Y., Evstigneeva L.P., Ershova O.B., Bogopolskaya A.S.

Abstract


Osteoporosis is considered a serious public health and social concern that catches public attention worldwide. A set of recommendations for management of patients with fragility fractures were developed on an initiative of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology (EFORT) in December 2016. Authors have reviewed the recommendations through provision of health care practices in the Russian Federation. A protocol of hip fracture surgery within 48 hours of admission to trauma services for fragility cases represent a needful tool for optimization of medical care system. Specific techniques and implant designs for fracture fixation in osteoporotic bone are described with the focus on subsequent fractures prevention and fracture risk assessment. Effective rehabilitation is shown to rely on patient's understanding of the pathogenesis of the pathological process. Specific drug therapies and non-pharmacological treatment can be administered for osteoporotic patients with low-energy fractures.

Keywords


osteoporosis, fragility fractures, fragility fractures fixation, subsequent fracture prevention

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