International Journal of Orthopaedics Research

International Journal of Orthopaedics Research


International Journal of Orthopaedics Research
International Journal of Orthopaedics Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2020)

Fragility fractures in renal disease: Case report


Vijaya Mohan, Shyam Gopal, Ebin Rahman, Samarth Manjunath, Aleena Antony

Osteoporosis and Chronic renal disease usually co-exist. Fragility fractures are usually under diagnosed and under evaluated. Proper evaluation can help prevent the occurrence of such fractures and thereby improve the quality of life. We are reporting a case of fragility fracture in a chronic renal disease patient. With the advent of new antiresorptive medication prevention of such fractures is possible if properly evaluated.
Case: A 69-year-old female presented to our OPD (Outpatient department) with complaints of pain over right forearm with no history of trauma on subsequent evaluation was found to have fragility fracture of multiple bones.
Management: She was evaluated and managed conservatively. Her metabolic condition was addressed and fracture healed well.
Conclusion: Management of osteoporosis in CKD also poses a challenge since most of the drugs which are used are renal dependent. Because of the complexity of bone fragility in CKD, a multidisciplinary management approach which includes nephrologists and bone experts in CKD-MBD is required before the initiation of anti-resorption or bone anabolic treatments.
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Vijaya Mohan, Shyam Gopal, Ebin Rahman, Samarth Manjunath, Aleena Antony. Fragility fractures in renal disease: Case report. International Journal of Orthopaedics Research, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 41-43
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