Half of people who break a hip have already had at least one broken bone. Less than 1 in 5 who break their hip are on treatment for osteoporosis. Approximately 80 percent of people treated in clinics or hospitals for a fracture are not subsequently screened for osteoporosis or for their risk of falls.
Posts Tagged: Fractures
I just returned from attending a family reunion on the east coat. Like any vacation your schedule is changed and you get to do things you usually don’t do. For me, that was staying up late. Of course, it helped for the first few days that my body was still on west coast time. Saturday… Read more
Research Article: Failure to perceive increased risk of fracture in women 55 years and older: the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW). osteoporosis, fracture, women, Siris ES, Gehlbach S, Adachi JD, Boonen S, Chapurlat RD, Compston JE, Cooper C, Delmas P, Díez-Pérez A, Hooven FH, Lacroix AZ, Netelenbos JC, Pfeilschifter J, Rossini M, Roux… Read more
Barely a minute went by after the ABC World News report on atypical fractures in women taking Fosamax and my cell phone starting ringing. “Dr. Di,” one friend said, “I just watched the evening news and I am in a panic. Should I stop my medicine?”