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SEVERE OSTEOPOROSIS AND MULTIPLE FRACTURES: A CASE REPORT

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Author(s): Daniela Martorana | Vito Martorana | Dario Brancato | Emanuele Cannizzaro

Journal: Capsula Eburnea
ISSN 1970-5492

Volume: 3;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: osteoporosis | teriparatide | osteosynthesis

ABSTRACT
The authors present a clinical case of severe osteoporosis with periprothesic femoral fracture and numerous vertebral fractures in a 87 years old patient. Treatment had consist in reposition of prosthesis, fracture reduction with internal fixation plate. Teriparatide drug was administer as usual protocol. Clinical and X-rays controls after 3, 6 and 12 months showed a good result of therapy, with a healing fracture, a orthostatism and normal deambulation, with improvement of densimetry values and a less dorsolombar pain, as well as a significant improvement of patient’s quality of life.
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