publication . Article . 1998

Fracture rates and risk factors for fractures in patients with spinal cord injury.

Vestergaard, P.; Krogh, K.; Lars Rejnmark; Mosekilde, L.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1998 Journal: Spinal Cord, volume 36, pages 790-796 (issn: 1362-4393, eissn: 1476-5624, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
AIM: To study fracture rates and risk factors for fractures in patients with spinal cord injuries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was mailed to 646 members of the Danish Paraplegic Association and 1000 randomly selected normal controls. 438 patients (309 males, 129 females, 67.8%) and 654 controls (332 males, 322 females, 65.4%) returned the questionnaire. Median age in patients was 42, range 10-80 years, and in controls 43, range 19-93 years (2p = 0.25). RESULTS: The crude fracture rate was 2% per year in patients and 1% per year in controls (RR = 2.0, P < 0.001). Low-energy fractures were much more prominent in patients (19.0% of all f...
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free text keywords: Neurology, Clinical Neurology, General Medicine
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