Risk of subsequent fracture and mortality within 5 years after a non-vertebral fracture

@inproceedings{Huntjens2010RiskOS,
  title={Risk of subsequent fracture and mortality within 5 years after a non-vertebral fracture},
  author={Kirsten M. B. Huntjens and Serdar Koşar and Tineke A C M van Geel and Piet P. Geusens and Paul C. Willems and Alphons G. H. Kessels and Bjorn Winkens and Peter R. Brink and Svenjhalmar van Helden},
  booktitle={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2010}
}
The absolute 5-year risk of subsequent non-vertebral fractures (NVFs) in 1,921 patients presenting with a NVF was 17.6% and of mortality was 32.3%. These risks were highest within the first year, indicating the need to study which reversible factors can be targeted to immediately minimise subsequent fracture risk and mortality. NVFs are the most frequent clinical fractures in patients presenting at the emergency unit because of a clinical fracture. The aim of the study was to determine the 5… CONTINUE READING