The prevention of osteoporotic fractures.

  title={The prevention of osteoporotic fractures.},
  author={Magnus K. Karlsson and Paul Gerdhem and Henrik G Ahlborg},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={87 10},
©2005 British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery doi:10.1302/0301-620X.87B10. 16578 $2.00 J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2005;87-B:1320-7. The World Health Organisation defined osteoporosis in 1994 as a condition in which the bone mineral density (BMD) is 2.5 SD s or more below the mean seen in young normal subjects. 1 By this definition, a quarter of all post-menopausal American Caucasians, in total 26 million white American women, are regarded as having osteopororis. 2 Fragility fractures… CONTINUE READING

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