Patients with eating disorders. A high-risk group for fractures

Peter Vestergaard, Charlotte Emborg, René K Støving, Claus Hagen, Leif Mosekilde, Kim Brixen

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PURPOSE: To analyze fracture risk and bone mineral density in patients with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders). DESIGN: Clinical overview. FINDINGS: Bone mineral density is decreased and fracture risk increased in patients with anorexia nervosa. In patients with bulimia nervosa, bone mineral is only marginally decreased and fracture risk marginally increased. In patients with other eating disorders (eating disorders not otherwise specified), bone mineral density is decreased and fracture risk increased. CONCLUSIONS: Fracture risk is increased in patients with eating disorders. An eating disorder should be suspected in severely underweight young individuals (primarily girls) presenting with fractures, especially low-energy fractures.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOrthopedic Nursing
Volume22
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)325-331
ISSN0744-6020
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Keywords

  • Age Distribution
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bone Density
  • Bulimia
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Risk Factors

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Vestergaard, P., Emborg, C., Støving, R. K., Hagen, C., Mosekilde, L., & Brixen, K. (2003). Patients with eating disorders. A high-risk group for fractures. Orthopedic Nursing, 22(5), 325-331.
Vestergaard, Peter ; Emborg, Charlotte ; Støving, René K ; Hagen, Claus ; Mosekilde, Leif ; Brixen, Kim. / Patients with eating disorders. A high-risk group for fractures. In: Orthopedic Nursing. 2003 ; Vol. 22, No. 5. pp. 325-331.
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Vestergaard, P, Emborg, C, Støving, RK, Hagen, C, Mosekilde, L & Brixen, K 2003, 'Patients with eating disorders. A high-risk group for fractures', Orthopedic Nursing, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 325-331.

Patients with eating disorders. A high-risk group for fractures. / Vestergaard, Peter; Emborg, Charlotte; Støving, René K; Hagen, Claus; Mosekilde, Leif; Brixen, Kim.

In: Orthopedic Nursing, Vol. 22, No. 5, 2003, p. 325-331.

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Vestergaard P, Emborg C, Støving RK, Hagen C, Mosekilde L, Brixen K. Patients with eating disorders. A high-risk group for fractures. Orthopedic Nursing. 2003;22(5):325-331.