Search for dissertations about: "thesis on bone fractures"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 135 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on bone fractures.

  1. 1. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Bone and Fractures

    Author : Helene Wagner; Karl Michaëlsson; Håkan Melhus; Nancy Pedersen; Kristina Åkesson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; heritability; twin study; osteoporotic fractures; vertebral fractures; balance; bone mineral density; bone area; bone markers; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi;

    Abstract : Sweden and Norway have the worldwide highest incidence of osteoporotic fractures. As these fractures constitute a tremendous and growing problem, primary prevention is of great importance. The principal causes of an osteoporotic fracture are a fall and a fragile skeleton. READ MORE

  2. 2. Scaphoid fractures : Studies on diagnosis and treatment

    Author : Bertil Vinnars; Bengt Gerdin; Lars Adolfsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Surgery; Scaphoid Bone; Wrist Joint; Wrist Injuries; Fracture Healing; Cost of Illness; Health Care Costs; Outcome Assessment Health Care ; Arthroplasty; Radiography; Health status; Kirurgi;

    Abstract : Scaphoid fracture is most common in young individuals of working age. Without adequate diagnosis and treatment, long-term results are poor. Operative treatment is being recommended increasingly often instead of a long time in cast, although there is no evidence-based support for its superiority. READ MORE

  3. 3. Risk factors for bone fragility and fracture in postmenopausal women

    Author : Ola Svejme; Ortopedi - klinisk och molekylär osteoporosforskning; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Bone Fragility; Fracture; Osteoporosis; Bone Mineral Density BMD ; Menopause; Physical activity; Bone Strength; Bone Size; Bone Densitometry;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to evaluate risk factors for bone fragility and fractures in postmenopausal women in a long-term perspective. The study period spanned from the age of 48 to age 82 and is thus unique in its length. The studied sample was homogeneous and consisted of 390 north European women from a population-based cohort. READ MORE

  4. 4. Boning up on Vitamin D : Observational Studies on Bone and Health

    Author : Greta Snellman; Karl Michaëlsson; Haakon Meyer; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Vitamin D; fracture; BMD; assays; genes; mortality; cohort studies; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi;

    Abstract : The primary function of vitamin D in humans is to maintain sufficient circulating calcium concentrations. Low vitamin D levels could result in excessive calcium resorption from bone. Vitamin deficiency may therefore decrease bone mineral density (BMD), resulting in an increased risk of fracture. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tibial shaft fractures : An epidemiological and clinical study

    Author : Abbas Emami; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Surgery; Tibial fractures; epidemiology; external fixation; infected nonunions; ultrasound stimulation; serum bone markers; Kirurgi; Surgery; Kirurgi; Orthopaedics; ortopedi;

    Abstract : The epidemiological features of tibial shaft fractures were studied in Uppsala during two 5-year periods. The incidence decreased in men below 20 years of age in the late 1980's compared with the early 1970's (mostly due to a reduction of fractures sustained in traffic accidents), while the incidence increased in women over 80. READ MORE