Z Orthop Unfall
DOI: 10.1055/a-0969-8743
Review/Übersicht
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Osteoporosis in the Context of Medial Expert Evidence

Article in several languages: English | deutsch
Martin Schwarze
Zentrum für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Paraplegiologie, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
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Marcus Schiltenwolf
Zentrum für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Paraplegiologie, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
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Publication Date:
21 October 2019 (online)

Abstract

Due to its high prevalence und sometimes serious medical consequences, osteoporosis is of highest socio-economic importance. Medical experts are confronted with it in a wide variety of fields of law. In order to be able to correctly classify the disease in the respective legal framework, current knowledge about it is required. Important classifications as well as scientifically determined findings on fractures and fracture healing are in the foreground. This knowledge can be used to answer questions concerning prevention, reduced earning capacity, incapacity for work, context assessments or restrictions according to the social compensation law or the severely disabled law.