Contributors to secondary osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases in patients presenting with a clinical fracture.

BACKGROUND Previously undetected contributors to secondary osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases (SECOB) are frequently found in patients with osteoporosis, but the prevalence in patients at the time they present with a clinical fracture is unknown. METHODS All consecutive patients with a recent clinical vertebral or nonvertebral fracture, who were… CONTINUE READING