Spinal fractures are often the result of underlying osteoporosis. Radha Chitale spoke with Dr. Hee Hwan Tak, medical director and senior consultant at the Pinnacle Spine & Scoliosis Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, about managing osteoporotic spinal fractures in primary care.
Fractures are a common result of trauma. Associated osteoporosis and overuse injuries can also result in fractures. The fracture pattern depends on the magnitude of the force, duration and direction, and the rate at which it acts. A fracture occurs when the stress applied exceeds the plastic strain of the bone and goes beyond its yield point.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative form of arthritis and is the most common type of arthritis today. It involves all the weight-bearing joints of the body, as well as often-used joints like the hands and the spine. OA of the spine is generally referred to as spondylosis.
Patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) have a higher frequency of renal involvement, cutaneous symptoms, oral ulcers, neuropsychiatric (NP) manifestations, autoimmune hemolytic anaemia (AIHA) and anti-dsDNA positivity than those with adult-onset SLE (aSLE), a recent study has found.
At the International Osteoporosis Foundation Regionals – 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore, Professor Olivier Bruyère shared about the algorithm for the management of knee OA by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO). MIMS Doctor also spoke to Professor Jean-Yves Reginster, president of ESCEO about this algorithm and the role of SYSADOAs in the control of pain and prevention of disease progression.