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Title: A Case Report of Abnormal Fracture Healing as Detected With High-Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography
Authors: Heyer, Frans L.
de Jong, Joost J. A.
Smeets, Rob J. E. M.
Arts, Jacobus J.
Poeze, Martijn
Geusens, Piet P.M.M.
van Rietbergen, Bert
van den Bergh, Joop P.
Willems, Paul C.
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY, 20(4), p. 486-489
Abstract: Fracture healing is a complex repair process with the primary objective of restoring the mechanical function of the fractured bone (1). Quantifying outcome in clinical fracture healing trials remains challenging (2,3). Using highresolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) in combination with micro finite element analysis (FEA), we previously described the typical healing of a distal radius fracture. This process consists of an increase in bone density of the trabecular compartment peaking at 6 wk post fracture, corresponding to the formation of a mineralized fracture callus (4,5). In the present case report, we describe a patient who deviated from this usually observed pattern of fracture healing.
Notes: [Heyer, Frans L.; de Jong, Joost J. A.; Poeze, Martijn; van den Bergh, Joop P.] Maastricht Univ, Res Sch NUTRIM, Maastricht, Netherlands. [Heyer, Frans L.; Poeze, Martijn] Maastricht Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Surg, Maastricht, Netherlands. [Heyer, Frans L.; van den Bergh, Joop P.] VieCuri Med Ctr Venlo, Dept Internal Med, Venlo, Netherlands. [de Jong, Joost J. A.; Geusens's, Piet E.; van den Bergh, Joop P.] Maastricht Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Rheumatol, Maastricht, Netherlands. [Smeets, Rob J. E. M.; Arts, Jacobus J.; Geusens's, Piet E.; Willems, Paul C.] Maastricht Univ, Res Sch CAPHRI, Maastricht, Netherlands. [Smeets, Rob J. E. M.] Dept Rehabil Med Libra Rehabil & Audiol, Eindhoven, Netherlands. [Arts, Jacobus J.; Willems, Paul C.] Maastricht Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Orthoped Surg, Maastricht, Netherlands. [Geusens's, Piet E.; van den Bergh, Joop P.] Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, Hasselt, Belgium. [van Rietbergen, Bert] Eindhoven Univ Technol, Fac Biomed Engn, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25727
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocd.2017.05.004
ISI #: 000415393800007
ISSN: 1094-6950
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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