A 2008 study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery has found that treatment of osteoporosis after a hip fracture seldom occurs. In fact, the study found that less than 30% of patients received care of their osteoporosis after a hip fracture, despite the osteoporosis being the primary cause of the injury.
It is well understood that the most significant predictor of future fractures due to osteoporosis is a previous broken bone. All patients who sustain a broken hip should have the degree of their osteoporosis assessed to determine if they should be treated for weak bone. Hopefully with better treatment of osteoporosis, future injuries can be prevented.
Treating Osteoporosis After Hip Fracture 04 Nov 2008.