Surgical operations of fragility fractures are always more frequent, due to progressive population's aging. Proximal femoral fractures are the most frequent fractures in this surgical group. We cannot forget fractures on other districts: even if they are characterized by a lower death rate, they are equally important, especially as regards the outcome and the period of temporary disability. Fragility fractures' recovery is slower than a fracture in a healthy bone. To reduce these inconveniences, we should consider mini-invasive surgical procedures, which favour or simplify the recovery. The therapy against osteoporosis holds a top position to avoid new fractures, refractures, and assumes a bone's better quality in prosthesis.
Fragility fractures' osteosynthesis survey. / Guido G; Scaglione M; Fabbri L. - In: AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 1594-0667. - 23:2 Suppl(2011), pp. 57-59.