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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Proximal Disability And Spinal Deformity Index In Patients With Proximal Femur Fractures|
|Abstract:||Objective: To evaluate the quality of life related to the spine in patients with proximal femoral fractures. Methods: Study conducted in a tertiary public hospital in patients with proximal femoral fractures caused by low-energy trauma, through the Oswestry Disability Index questionnaire to asses complaints related to the spine at the time of life prior to the femoral fracture. The thoracic and lumbar spine of patients were also evaluated applying the radiographic index described by Gennant (Spinal Deformity Index), which assesses the number and severity of fractures. Results: Seventeen subjects completed the study. All had some degree of vertebral fracture. Patients were classified in the categories of severe and very severe disability in the questionnaire about quality of life. It was found that the higher SDI, the better the quality of life. Conclusion: There is a strong association of disability related to the spine in patients with proximal femoral fracture, and this complaint must be systematically evaluated in patients with appendicular fracture.|
|Editor:||Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Coluna|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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