Ibrahim A. Amayreh, Mohammad SH Khasawneh, Mohammad I Habahbeh


Objective: To evaluate the adequacy of the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal
women following distal radial and \or hip fracture.
Methods: A retrospective review of patients with distal radial /or hip fracture at 2 referral hospitals .A
computer based registry at (KHMC) and a patient's chart review at (PHH) was used to obtain patients
information. One hundred and four patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were enrolled. Accumulated
data were reviewed and analyzed using the non parametric U test.
Results: One hundred and four female patients aging 55 years or older were assigned for this study, of
whom,47 patients [45%} and 57 patients(54%)were found to have distal radial and hip fracture
respectively, while 19 patients(1%) were found to have both hip and distal radial fractures. Only 36
patients (34.6%) underwent bone densitometry measurement, while 20 patients (19%) had received
treatment for osteoporosis and only 12 patients (1.1%) had received both bone densitometry and
medications for osteoporosis.
Conclusion: The current physicians practice at the royal medical services in Jordan may be inadequate
for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
Key wards: postmenopausal osteoporosis, hip fracture, distal radial

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