Osteoporosis: current modes of prevention and treatment.

@article{Lane1999OsteoporosisCM,
  title={Osteoporosis: current modes of prevention and treatment.},
  author={Joseph M. Lane and M. Nydick},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={1999},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={19-31}
}
The most common metabolic bone disorder is osteoporosis, which affects 25 million Americans, of whom 80% are women. Bone loss in women occurs most commonly after menopause, when the rate of loss may be as high as 2% per year. Bone mass can be determined with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. The rate of active loss can be assayed by the detection of bone collagen breakdown products (e.g., N-telopeptide, pyridinoline) in the urine. Although it has been suggested that white women are most… CONTINUE READING