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A Distinction Without a Difference—Does It Matter Whether Fractures Are Nontraumatic or Traumatic?

A Distinction Without a Difference—Does It Matter Whether Fractures Are Nontraumatic or Traumatic? A Distinction Without a Difference—Does It Matter Whether Fractures Are Nontraumatic or Traumatic? Invited Commentary Invited Commentary A Distinction Without a Difference—Does It Matter Whether Fractures Are Nontraumatic or Traumatic? Anne L. Schafer, MD; Dolores M. Shoback, MD “A 54-year-old woman presents with a hip fracture after a fall tively). In a Canadian study that considered fracture rec- from standing.” ords from population-based health care data, prior low- “A 70-year-old woman presents with a fracture of the ra- trauma and high-trauma fractures were associated with dius after a fall from a 6-foot ladder.” greater future fracture risk in both women and men. It is “A 64-year-old woman presents with fractures of her pel- important to note that the predictive value of low-trauma vis and tibia after a high-speed motor vehicle collision.” and high-trauma fractures has not been determined in pre- In approaching a patient who has fractured a bone, cli- menopausal women or younger men. nicians are trained to detail the circumstances of the What is lost when traumatic fractures are overlooked is fracture. Was it the result of a ground-level fall or a higher that patients do not receive attention to their bone health. level of trauma? We http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

A Distinction Without a Difference—Does It Matter Whether Fractures Are Nontraumatic or Traumatic?

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 181 (8) – Aug 7, 2021

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6106
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2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.2599
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Abstract

A Distinction Without a Difference—Does It Matter Whether Fractures Are Nontraumatic or Traumatic? Invited Commentary Invited Commentary A Distinction Without a Difference—Does It Matter Whether Fractures Are Nontraumatic or Traumatic? Anne L. Schafer, MD; Dolores M. Shoback, MD “A 54-year-old woman presents with a hip fracture after a fall tively). In a Canadian study that considered fracture rec- from standing.” ords from population-based health care data, prior low- “A 70-year-old woman presents with a fracture of the ra- trauma and high-trauma fractures were associated with dius after a fall from a 6-foot ladder.” greater future fracture risk in both women and men. It is “A 64-year-old woman presents with fractures of her pel- important to note that the predictive value of low-trauma vis and tibia after a high-speed motor vehicle collision.” and high-trauma fractures has not been determined in pre- In approaching a patient who has fractured a bone, cli- menopausal women or younger men. nicians are trained to detail the circumstances of the What is lost when traumatic fractures are overlooked is fracture. Was it the result of a ground-level fall or a higher that patients do not receive attention to their bone health. level of trauma? We

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 7, 2021

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