Evaluation of sarcopenia in patients with distal radius fractures.

@article{Roh2017EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of sarcopenia in patients with distal radius fractures.},
  author={Young Hak Roh and Young Do Koh and Jung Ho Noh and Hyun Sik Gong and Goo Hyun Baek},
  journal={Archives of osteoporosis},
  year={2017},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={5}
}
Sarcopenia is more prevalent in patients with distal radius fracture (DRF) than in age- and sex-matched controls. Lower appendicular mass index in men and weaker grip strength in both men and women increase the likelihood of DRF. INTRODUCTION Sarcopenia is a core component of physical frailty that predisposes older people to falls and negatively impacts the activities of daily living. The objectives of this study were to compare the prevalence of sarcopenia in patients with DRF with that in… CONTINUE READING
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