Postpartum osteoporosis associated with proximal tibial stress fracture

Clemetson, I A; Popp, A; Lippuner, K; Ballmer, F; Anderson, S E (2004). Postpartum osteoporosis associated with proximal tibial stress fracture. Skeletal radiology, 33(2), pp. 96-8. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00256-003-0721-2

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A 33-year-old woman presented with acute nonspecific knee pain, 6 months postpartum. MR imaging, computed tomography and radiography were performed and a proximal tibia plateau insufficiency fracture was detected. Bone densitometry demonstrated mild postpartum osteoporosis. To our knowledge these findings have not been described in this location and in this clinical setting. The etiology of the atraumatic fracture of the tibia is presumed to be due to a low bone mineral density. The bone loss was probably due to pregnancy, lactation and postpartum hormonal changes. There were no other inciting causes and the patient was normocalcemic. We discuss the presence of a postpartum stress fracture in a hitherto undescribed site in a patient who had lactated following an uncomplicated pregnancy and had no other identifiable cause for a stress fracture.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Osteoporosis

UniBE Contributor:

Popp, Albrecht and Lippuner, Kurt

ISSN:

0364-2348

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:24

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 20:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00256-003-0721-2

PubMed ID:

14714147

Web of Science ID:

000188496400005

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.37843

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/37843 (FactScience: 212022)

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