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October 29, 2021

Can you please help me understand if a person who is Osteoporotic with a traumatic mechanism and a fractured bone would be considered PTOS if they meet the other inclusion criteria? I have a trip and fall from standing landing on her knees resulting in a “supracondylar periprosthetic femur fx in an osteoporotic female”. Would this case be a PTOS?

These are tricky scenarios, and clarification is typically needed from the provider in order to make a determination. We recommend querying the provider for clarification on whether this is a traumatic or pathological fracture.

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