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Cipriano, C A; Issack, P S; Shindle, L; Werner, C M L; Helfet, D L; Lane, J M (2009). Recent advances toward the clinical application of PTH (1-34) in fracture healing. HSS Journal, 5(2):149-153.

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Abstract

PTH 1-34, an active form of parathyroid hormone, has been shown to enhance osteoblastic bone formation when administered as a daily subcutaneous injection. The effect of the intermittent administration of PTH (1-34) is an uncoupling of bone turnover with an increase in bone mass and density and decrease in risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures. While PTH (1-34) has been used clinically to increase bone mass and reduce fracture risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, there is increasing evidence that PTH (1-34) may promote fracture healing. Animal studies have demonstrated accelerated callus formation with enhanced remodeling and biomechanical properties of the healing fracture. Given these effects, PTH (1-34) will likely be used clinically to enhance fracture union in poor healing situations such as osteoporosis and recalcitrant nonunions.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Trauma Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Division of Surgical Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:11 Feb 2010 18:45
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:54
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1556-3316
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s11420-009-9109-8
PubMed ID:19290582

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