Missing an osteoporotic vertebral fracture

Cheong, A.T. and Khoo, E.M. (2009) Missing an osteoporotic vertebral fracture. Malaysian Family Physician, 4 (1). ISSN 1985-207X

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Abstract

This case illustrates an 80-year-old lady who presented with acute low back pain and finally succumbed from complications of osteoporotic vertebral fracture. Among the contributing factors are delayed diagnosis and a lack of continuity of care. It reminds the practitioners of the importance to look out for red flag symptoms and to have a high index of suspicion for vertebral fracture in high risk patients presenting with low back pain. ©Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Low back pain; Osteoporotic vertebral fracture
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 01:56
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 01:56
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10120

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