Epidemiology of fracture risk with advancing age.

@article{Ensrud2013EpidemiologyOF,
  title={Epidemiology of fracture risk with advancing age.},
  author={Kristine E Ensrud},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={1236-42}
}
Bone loss and structural damage with advancing age lead to skeletal fragility as manifested by low bone mass and deficits in bone geometry, microarchitecture, and material properties. Skeletal fragility, in combination with a greater propensity to fall, results in an increased susceptibility to fractures with aging, known as fragility fractures. Fragility fractures exceed 2 million per year in number and account for nearly 20 billion dollars per year in health care costs in the United States… CONTINUE READING
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