Distal radius fracture: Cinderella of the Osteoporotic Fractures
- *Corresponding Author:
- Elaine Dennison
MB BChir MA MSc PhD FRCP
Professor of Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology
MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
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Received Date: June 13, 2014; Accepted Date: August 04, 2014; Published Date: August 11, 2014
Citation: Litwic A, Lekarz, Warwick D, Dennison E (2014) Distal radius fracture: Cinderella of the Osteoporotic Fractures. Orthopedic Muscul Syst 3: 162. doi: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000162
Copyright: © 2014 Dennison E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Osteoporosis is a systemic disorder characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. It has a significant impact on public health through the increased morbidity, mortality, and economic costs associated with fractures. The most common fracture sites are hip, spine and distal forearm. Among the different types of, the clinical and economic impact of hip and vertebral fractures have received most attention. There has been growing evidence, however, to suggest that the personal and public burden of fractures at other sites, including distal radius fracture, may have been underrecognized. This review will focus on the consequences of the Cinderella of the osteoporotic fractures – the distal radius fracture.