Severe humeral erosion in a bedridden patient: A comprehensive intervention to prevent bone fracture

Giorgio Ferriero, Alessandro Brunetto, Francesco Sartorio, Stefano Vercelli

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Abstract

This article reports a 1-yr prospective study related to a bedridden patient with rotator cuff tear arthropathy featuring severe erosion of the proximal part of the humerus. To prevent spontaneous humeral fracture, a comprehensive intervention was planned. This included drug therapy for osteoporosis and pain, nurse team training on patient handling techniques, and patient and caregiver education. After 1 yr, clinical and radiologic findings are stable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-933
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume83
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

Keywords

  • Accident Prevention
  • Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Shoulder
  • Spontaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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