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  1. The osteoporotic spine : How the east meets the west : Unique orthopaedic problems in Asia-pacific region.

    Article - En anglais

    With an aging population, osteoporotic vertebral collapse is an increasingly common condition in both the Western and Eastern hemispheres.

    This review looked into the situation in Hong Kong with the aim of highlighting the major differences in data from the Western.

    Between 1989 and 1994,497 patients with osteoporotic vertebral collapse, aged 65 to 94 years old, were admitted under the authors'care, with a female to male ratio of 5 : 1. More than 1/3 of the patients had fracture involving 1 single vertebra.

    The mean hospital stay was 5 days, with an additional 6 to 23 days in a convalescent hospital.

    Complication of spinal cord compression is uncommon and occurred in only 10 patients (2%) in this series who were treated mostly with anterior decompression and iliac crest graft with varying degrees of neurologic recovery.

    Despite the general benign nature of the problem, the high morbidity and the long hospital stays undoubtedly are significant drains on health care resources.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Ostéoporose, Vieillard, Homme, Complication, Fracture, Vertèbre, Epidémiologie, Santé publique, Hong Kong, Asie, Os, Rachis, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Ostéopathie, Traumatisme, Rachis pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteoporosis, Elderly, Human, Complication, Fracture, Vertebra, Epidemiology, Hong Kong, Asia, Bone, Spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Bone disease, Trauma, Spine disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0152984

    Code Inist : 002B15A. Création : 199608.