A closer look at fracture healing: fracture healing at the distal assessed using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography

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Radial bone fractures in the wrist are one of the most common types of fractures. Post-menopausal women are particularly susceptible to these types of fractures. More research is needed to treat fractures like these. Standard X-rays do not provide a complete picture of the healing process. This dissertation is the first to demonstrate that changes in bone density, bone structure and bone strength during fracture healing can be carefully assessed using high-resolution quantitative CT scans. This is important for further research on improving treatment for wrist fractures; for example, research on the effects of anti-osteoporosis medication in the fracture healing process.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Geusens, P.P.M.M., Supervisor
  • van den Bergh, Joop, Supervisor
  • Willems, Paul, Co-Supervisor
  • van Rietbergen, B., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date13 Jan 2017
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789463321167
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • high-resolution CT
  • wrist fracture
  • fracture healing
  • bone strength

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