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Possibilities for correction of conditioning and motor coordination problems in osteosarcopenia, by using dietary supplements with calcium and vitamins D3 and B6


L. Marchenkova, Candidate of Medical Sciences; E. Makarova National Medical Research Center for
Rehabilitation and Balneology, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow

Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of a new comprehensive osteosarcopenia treatment program using the biologically active additive Osteomed Forte (OF) containing calcium and vitamins D3 and B6 from its effect on skeletal muscle strength and volume, coordination abilities, motor activity, and social activity levels in older age group patients with osteosarcopenia. Subjects and methods. The investigation enrolled 78 men and postmenopausal women aged 50 to 80 years who had a high risk of fractures, as well as decreased muscle strength, as evidenced by tension dynamometry. Before beginning the rehabilitation cycle, the patients were randomized into 2 groups: 1) 39 patients were prescribed OF for 12 months (a study group); 2) 39 patients who did not receive additional therapy for osteoporosis (a control group). The patients of both groups underwent an examination including bone densitometry, tension dynamometry on a Back-Check device (Dr. Wolff, Germany), functional tests evaluating conditioning and coordination motor abilities, as well as quality of life (QОL) assessment using the QUALEFFO-41 questionnaire. Results. A prospective follow-up study showed that at 12 months the study group had higher back extensor and flexor strength levels (p

fracture risk
medical rehabilitation
muscle strength
quality of life
Osteomed Forte

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