The study is being conducted in a multi-centre setting in Stuttgart, Oldenburg and Aachen. The Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart is in charge of the study.
Spinal and pelvic fractures are frequently treated fractures in German hospitals. Compared to hip fractures, the cause of these two fractures has been little studied.
Data on quality of life, participation, need for help, functionality/mobility, pain and fear of falling are to be collected from patients after spinal and pelvic fractures after inpatient admission to the Oldenburg Clinic . The aim of the study is to establish a cohort of patients with spinal and pelvic fractures. The aim of the study is to establish a cohort, including a bio-database.
The following questions are at the forefront of the FriDA-F study:
- What percentage of spinal and pelvic fractures can be attributed to falls?
- Which sites on the spine are particularly caused by falls?
- Which biomechanical fall processes contribute to a vertebral body or pelvic fracture?
- What characteristics contribute positively and negatively to functionality, mobility, falls and/or impairment/participation in patients with vertebral or pelvic fracture?
- Development of an age trauma register for the fracture groups vertebral body and pelvic fracture.
- Development of a bio-database to investigate biological causes for abnormalities in the post-inpatient development of the ability to cope with everyday life in older patients after a fracture of the spine and pelvis. For example, bone-relevant biomarkers are to be determined and the bone status of the affected patients examined. Other aspects, such as nutrition and/or the use of medication, can have a considerable influence on the post-inpatient development of the ability to cope with everyday life in elderly patients. Investigations, e.g. of drug concentrations, can contribute to a better understanding of the causes for the development of the patients' ability to cope with everyday life after a vertebral body or pelvic fracture.