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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
R H Gross, P F Armstrong, M S Moreland, W W Robertson, G H Thompson, L L Tosi
A curriculum developed for pediatric orthopaedic residency training is described. The curriculum is practice based, emphasizing those components thought to be necessary for orthopaedic practice. Highly technical or esoteric topics are deemphasized, because they are not relevant to practice capabilities at the end of residency training. The curriculum is designed to serve as a guide for educational direction in pediatric orthopaedic residency training, and not as a description of competency. Resource materials are being developed to provide the educator with relevant clinical material, objectives, and bibliography...
May 1997: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Carlo Trevisan
Osteoporosis is a mechanical incompetence of bone which finally leads to fracture. The occurrence of a fracture for a minor trauma is the definitive evidence of bone fragility and an indication of an higher probability for other fractures. Fracture at any site is a strong risk factor for a subsequent fracture, therefore any patient with a prevalent fracture is an ideal candidate for treatment due to the high risk for recurrence and to a favourable cost-benefit ratio. Most of the available pharmacological agents approved for osteoporosis treatment are effective in reducing fracture risk in this class of patients...
April 2011: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
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