four extremity fractures in a patient with renal osteodystrophy

turan çift h., unay k., ÖZKAN K.

journal of renal care, pp.21-4, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: journal of renal care
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-4


Renal osteodystrophy (ROD) is the skeletal complication of chronic kidney disease. Secondary hyperparathyroidism and 125 dihydroxy vitamin D3 deficiency are the major causative factors in ROD. Musculoskeletal problems remain among the main limitations of the quality of life of renal failure patients. In this report, a 60-year-old male with four extremity fractures due to a minor trauma was presented. The patient had been receiving haemodialysis for seven years due to hypertensive nephropathy. Our case emphasises the importance of multispecialty approach to the investigation and treatment of patients with ROD