Biomechanical Considerations for Surgical Stabilization of Osteoporotic Fractures

Ljiljana Bogunovic, Steven M. Cherney, Marcus A. Rothermich, Michael J. Gardner

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The incidence of osteoporotic fractures has been steadily rising along with the aging of the population. Surgical management of these fractures can be a challenge to orthopedic surgeons. Diminished bone mass and frequent comminution make fixation difficult. Advancements in implant design and fixation techniques have served to address these challenges and when properly applied, can improve overall outcome. The purpose of this review is to describe fixation challenges of common osteoporotic fractures and provide options for successful treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-200
Number of pages18
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013


  • Cephalomedullary nail
  • Distal femur fracture
  • Fragility fracture
  • Intertrochanteric fracture
  • Locked plating
  • Osteoporotic fracture
  • Proximal humerus fracture


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