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Broken Bones Due to Osteoporosis

One of the common problems with bone thinning, a condition called osteoporosis, is that bones are more susceptible to fracture. Broken bones are common in patients with osteoporosis.

Top 5 Steps to Prevent a Hip Fracture
Hip fractures are a possible complication of osteoporosis, a condition that causes thinning of the bone. Hip fractures are severe injuries that can lead to many problems. reventing a hip fracture is the most important step you can take. A patients over age 65 and anyone with significant osteoporosis should take these five steps to prevent a...

Compression Fracture
A compression fracture is a common problem in patients with osteoporosis, a condition that causes bone thinning. Often this follows no identifiable injury, and can cause significant pain and disability.

Hip Fractures
Hip fractures are a common injury, especially in elderly individuals. In the United States, hip fractures are the most common broken bone that requires hospitalization.

Broken Wrist
A wrist fracture is a common orthopedic injury. Patients who sustain a broken wrist may be treated in a cast, or they may need surgery for the fracture.

Pelvis Fracture
AN insufficiency fracture of the pelvis occurs when thin, weak, osteoporotic bone cannot support the normal load of the body. When this is the case, a pelvis fracture can result. These patients have difficulty walking and pain around the pelvis.

Falls and Fractures
Most hip fractures in the elderly occur after a fall. Simple interventions can help to make the environment safer according to Senior Health Guide Marian Eure.

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