Impending fracture associated with bone destruction

R. C. Thompson

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In the patient with metastatic bone disease, destruction of bone threatens the structural support of the skeletal system. Osteoporosis, stress-risers, and the open-section effect result in pain, immobilization, and fractures. The establishment of more clear-cut indications for prophylactic fixation will lessen the morbidity associated with a pathologic fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-550
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


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