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ba0003pp286 | Osteoporosis: pathophysiology and epidemiology | ECTS2014

Striking osteoporosis following prolonged immobilization; a case report

Yaghi Yasser , Habli Omar , Abdallah Khaled , Zaiour Wajih

Introduction: Bone is a dynamically changing organ. Reduction of mechanical loading on bone inhibits bone formation and accelerates bone resorption. Prolonged immobilization in casts, therapeutic bed rest and application of external fixations to treat fractures are common causes of disuse osteoporosis.Case Report: We report a case of striking osteoporosis in a 11 years old Syrian boy with a complex open right leg wound following a blast injury (24.03.201...