fragility fracture

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fragility fracture

A fracture that occurs in a bone weakened by osteoporosis.
See also: fracture
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These results may be important for both primary prevention of osteoporosis and prevention of bone fragility fractures during growth.
factors may reduce the risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures, and
significant 53% reduction in the risk of non-vertebral fragility fractures.
Clearly the front-line expertise which covers osteoporosis and fragility fractures is a model that could inspire others, while supporting dieticians, audiologists, optometrists and physiotherapists all deserve their own share of the credit.
Due to the high morbidity associated with fragility fractures, experts agree that the prevention of osteoporosis is a clinical priority and the focus of prevention should be the achievement of normal peak bone mass.
By way of illustration, some 300,000 fragility fractures occur every year in the UK, and the incidence is rising year on year as the population ages.
5] Further, a claims-based study carried out in Ontario compared 19 079 men aged at least 66 years with prostate cancer who had used ADT for at least 6 months or who had undergone orchiectomy with matched controls who had not received ADT; the former group had a significantly increased risk of fragility fractures (HR 1.
Low bone mass [16-17] and frequent falls [18-19] are two independent risk factors of fragility fractures that are often observed together.
It has been revised to contain extended artwork, an enhanced anatomical classification system, a new chapter on osteoporosis and fragility fractures in the elderly, and advances in cell biology and molecular genetics.
Fragility fractures are an indication to treat osteoporosis even if DEXA scans are only 'osteopenic', because bone strength is not directly linked to bone density, and the fracture is direct evidence of bone weakness.
Diagnosis of iliac wing fragility fractures may be challenging, as radiographs can be negative at symptom onset and healing callus may be misdiagnosed as metastatic foci.
Early recognition of osteoporosis enables preventative treatment and helps to avoid fragility fractures.