Treatable and untreatable risk factors for hip fracture.

@article{Cummings1996TreatableAU,
  title={Treatable and untreatable risk factors for hip fracture.},
  author={Steve Cummings},
  journal={Bone},
  year={1996},
  volume={18 3 Suppl},
  pages={165S-167S}
}
Treatable risk factors for hip fracture, such as impaired visual acuity or low bone mass, are useful guides to interventions that can substantially reduce an individual's risk of hip fracture. Programs to treat risk factors in populations will have a limited impact on the rates of hip fracture if prevalence of the risk factor is relatively low or the intervention reaches and changes the risk factors of a limited proportion of the population. Even untreatable risk factors, such as a maternal… CONTINUE READING