Osteoporosis, frailty and fracture: implications for case finding and therapy

@article{Bergh2012OsteoporosisFA,
  title={Osteoporosis, frailty and fracture: implications for case finding and therapy},
  author={Joop P. W. van den Bergh and Tineke A. C. M. van Geel and Piet P. Geusens},
  journal={Nature Reviews Rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={163-172}
}
In almost all patients with incident fractures, the absolute risk of subsequent fracture and mortality is highest immediately after the fracture is incurred; the risk is substantially increased in frail elderly patients. The risk factors for incident fractures, such as bone fragility, tendency to fall and the presence of metabolic bone disease, remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Here, we review the evidence that demonstrates the influence of these risk factors on susceptibility to… CONTINUE READING
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