Alessandro Scialdoni

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INTRODUCTION We aimed to assess the incidence and hospitalization rate of hip and "minor" fragility fractures in the Italian population. METHODS We carried out a 3-year survey at 10 major Italian emergency departments to evaluate the hospitalization rate of hip, forearm, humeral, ankle, and vertebral fragility fractures in people 45 years or older between(More)
Introduction There are several factors influencing the fracture healing process, the most important being age and bone quality. Cellular and molecular alterations that can be found in elderly patients make the healing process difficult, and may lead to complications such as pseudoarthrosis or delayed non-union. In the same way, in altered bone metabolism(More)
A correct fracture healing depends on the synergy between biomechanical, molecular and cellular factors. Focusing on different stages, fracture hematoma represents the starting point of the inflammatory process, with a critical role in triggering the process of fracture healing. The essential factors for bone repair are the activation of mesenchymal stem(More)
Osteoporosis is a diffuse skeletal disease in which a decrease in bone strength leads to an increased risk of fractures. A wide variety of types of bone densitometry measurements are available, including quantitative computed tomography measurements of the spine, quantitative ultrasound devices for measurements of the heel and other peripheral sites and(More)
The clinical management of fragility fracture is simple but complex at the same time. Patients are different from one another, and advancing age increases the prevalence of comorbidities and conditions that can impair bone quality and healing, while increasing the risk of falls and fractures. Keeping in mind some principles and key points can help identify(More)
Osteoporosis is a major public health concern, characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fracture. Fracture repair progresses through different pathways, striking a balance between bone formation and bone remodeling mechanisms. Conventionally, fracture repair is(More)
Stress fractures mainly occur in the lower limb as a result of cyclic submaximal stresses. Most commonly affected by this specific type of fractures are young athletes, military or elderly subjects with metabolic bone diseases like osteoporosis. In consideration of the heterogeneity of affected patients is presumable that there are different pathogenic(More)
Despite the high level achieved in the field of shoulder surgery, a global consensus on rotator cuff tears management is lacking. This work is divided into two main sessions: in the first, we set questions about hot topics involved in the rotator cuff tears, from the etiopathogenesis to the surgical treatment. In the second, we answered these questions by(More)
Osteoporosis is the most common alteration of bone metabolism. It derives from an increase in bone resorption with respect to bone formation and is characterized by microarchitectural alterations, decreased bone mass and increased risk of fracture. The coupling between bone formation and resorption is a fundamental concept in skeletal metabolism, and it(More)
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