Inflammatory Rheumatic Disorders and Bone
Current Rheumatology Reports, 04/13/2012
Bultink IEM et al. – High disease activity (inflammation) and immobility are common factors that substantially increase fracture risk in these patients, on top of the background fracture risk based on, among other factors, age, body mass index, and gender. Although no fracture reduction has been shown in intervention studies in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases, the authors present treatment options that might be useful for clinicians who are treating these patients.