Do Fractures Mean Bad Bones?

A fall from standing height is considered a fracture due to fragile bones. Typically a diagnosis of osteoporosis is made based on the fracture regardless of one’s bone density. But what if you break a bone from a fall from a ladder or are in an automobile crash? Or like our friend who fell through the hatch in Look Out Below!

As an adult does sustaining a fracture mean you have osteoporosis? Not necessarily.

-Diane L. Schneider, MD


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