Journal of Multiple Sclerosis

ISSN - 2376-0389
NLM - 101654564

Risto Bloigu

Risto Bloigu


  • Research Article
    High Frequency of Fractures in an Early Stage of MS
    Author(s): Olga Krökki, Risto Bloigu and Anne M RemesOlga Krökki, Risto Bloigu and Anne M Remes

    Objective : Low-energy (fragility) fractures of the distal forearm, femur, and vertebrae are usually associated with osteoporosis. There is an increased risk of fractures and low bone mineral density in patients with MS, even during the early stages of the disease. We evaluated the prevalence and features of low-energy fractures in a population–based MS cohort residing in a region of Finland near the Arctic. Methods: The prevalence of fractures was determined in 491 patients who had been newly diagnosed with clinically definite MS. The fracture type, as well as the association between the duration of MS and the expanded disability status scale (EDSS) score, with a fracture event was determined. Results: The prevalence of fragility fractures was 7.1%. The most frequent fracture types were vertebral (19.2%), distal.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/jmso.1000109

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