Effects of a New Spinal Orthosis on Posture, Trunk Strength, and Quality of Life in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: A Randomized Trial

  title={Effects of a New Spinal Orthosis on Posture, Trunk Strength, and Quality of Life in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: A Randomized Trial},
  author={M. Pfeifer and B. Begerow and H. Minne},
  journal={American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation},
  • M. Pfeifer, B. Begerow, H. Minne
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pfeifer M, Begerow B, Minne HW: Effects of a new spinal orthosis on posture, trunk strength, and quality of life in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis: A randomized trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2004;83:177–186. ObjectiveOne fourth of women ≥50 yrs of age in the general population have one or more vertebral fractures. The orthotic treatment modality in the management of vertebral fractures caused by osteoporosis remains subjective because no objective data from clinical trials are available… CONTINUE READING
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