Features of disability in osteoporosis
The First signs of osteoporosis can occur far not at once, often it happens over a long time. This is because once our body trying to cope with the pathology independently, i.e. Is in a state of compensation. But, unfortunately, the protective properties of the body eventually runs out, and at this point begins the stage of advanced decompensation.
Osteoporosis as a separate nosological form may not be an indication for the receiving group of disability. Disability in the event of such diseases is given only if the complications of the underlying disease.
These complications can be pathological curvature of the spine (scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis). In addition to the deformities of posture, the cause may be frequent fractures with subsequent deformity of the limbs, severe pain, which is difficult to remove analgesic means and fraught with shock States.
Fracture of the femoral neck is the most severe and dangerous complication of osteoporosis, which can lead not only to disability but also death.
Disability in osteoporosis is given only after special medical Board. The doctor's decision depends on an objective assessment of the severity of the patient's personal and rechecking the entire history of the disease.
regulations there are three main groups in this pathology:
- group 3 is issued to people with severe pain, significant kyphoscoliosis.
- group 2 is assigned to patients because of a broken femur or other bone with the subsequent development of so-called "false" joints. Also at stage 1-2 of the respiratory or cardiovascular disease.
- group 1 is the most critical. In this case, the disease has to bear direct danger to human life, he can't move or respond adequately to stimuli. Full loss of efficiency and some household functions.