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Volume 31, Number 1

January 2002

Osteoporosis: A Treatable Disease

Osteoporosis twenty years ago was a very different disease from what we know of it today. At that time a diagnosis of osteoporosis was...

Osteoporotic Hip Fractures in Singapore—Costs and Patient’s Outcome

Singapore is facing a rapidly ageing population. Osteoporosis, which is an age-related illness, will become an increasing problem. Osteoporotic hip fracture, because of the...

Differentiation of Malignant Vertebral Collapse from Osteoporotic and Other Benign Causes Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

An elderly patient presenting with backache and vertebral collapse on plain X-ray is a common clinical scenario and a diagnostic challenge. It is difficult...

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty in the Management of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures: Initial Experience

With the general increase in life expectancy in the local population, the incidence of osteoporosis is anticipated to rise as well. Even with screening...

To Establish the Normal Bone Mineral Density Reference Database for the Singapore Male

Bone mineral densitometry was developed as a means to quantify the bone mineral content of the skeleton accurately and has been used in the...