Epidemiology and seasonal variation of distal radius fractures in Oulu, Finland

@article{Flinkkil2010EpidemiologyAS,
  title={Epidemiology and seasonal variation of distal radius fractures in Oulu, Finland},
  author={Tapio E. Flinkkil{\"a} and Kai Sirni{\"o} and Marjo Hippi and S. Hartonen and Reija Ruuhela and Pasi P. Ohtonen and Pekka H Hyv{\"o}nen and Juhana Ilmari Leppilahti},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2010},
  volume={22},
  pages={2307-2312}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess changes in epidemiology and reasons for wintertime excess of distal radius fractures in Oulu, Finland. Our results showed that age-specific incidence of distal radius fractures in elderly women in Finland has increased compared with a previous study. Slippery pavement surfaces assessed by a new meteorological model partly explained wintertime excess of fractures, but factors beyond weather are contributing to seasonality. In this report, we describe the… CONTINUE READING
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