Invited commentary| Volume 95, ISSUE 6, P1021-1022, June 2014

Possible Way to Reduce Fracture Rates in Patients With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury?


      Lower extremity fractures in men with spinal cord injury (SCI) are a major problem. The use of thiazide diuretics, a simple and safe intervention, may be effective in reducing the risk of fracture in patients with traumatic SCI. Furthermore, thiazide diuretics have an added benefit of reducing kidney stone formation.


      List of abbreviations:

      BMD (bone mass density), SCI (spinal cord injury)
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