Journal article

Wristwatch-distal radial fracture as a marker for osteoporosis investigation: a controlled trial of patient education and a physician alerting system.

Maureen Ashe, Karim Khan, Pierre Guy, Karen Kruse, Ken Hughes, Peter O'brien, Patti Janssen, Heather McKay

J Hand Ther | Elsevier BV | Published : 2004


This article reports a controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of patient education and a physician alerting system in altering secondary osteoporosis prevention after a low-trauma (fragility) wrist fracture and to record the current rate of osteoporosis investigation following such fractures. Fifty-one women and men aged 50 years or older with a low-trauma wrist fracture were identified (41 women and 10 men; mean age [95% CI], 71.51 [67.31-74.81]). The intervention group received a four-part intervention aimed at both the patient and the family physician in addition to the usual care for the fracture. The control group only received usual care for the fracture. Data were collected..

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