Morbidity following lower extremity fractures in men with spinal cord injury

@article{Carbone2013MorbidityFL,
  title={Morbidity following lower extremity fractures in men with spinal cord injury},
  author={Laura D Carbone and Amy S. Chin and Steve Burns and Jelena N. Svircev and Helen Hoenig and Michael H. Heggeness and Frances M. Weaver},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={2261-2267}
}
The Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Dysfunction Registry from 2002 to 2007 was reviewed to determine whether men with spinal cord injury (SCI) and lower extremity fractures had an increased risk of complications compared to those without fractures. We determined that fractures are associated with significant consequences, particularly during the first month postfracture. Despite increasing longevity, patients with SCI have a substantial number of illnesses and comorbid conditions. Lower extremity… CONTINUE READING
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