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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is an early stage company focused on delivering a new standard of care for orthopedic fracture treatment, including complex and fragility fractures where there is a significant unmet need and a lack of treatment options.
In the UK around 536,000 people suffer fragility fractures each year, including 79,000 hip fractures.
Around 536,000 people suffer fragility fractures a year, including 79,000 hip fractures.
It is critical that postmenopausal women do not dismiss seemingly insignificant fragility fractures as 'clumsiness,' but instead see them as an important indicator for bone fragility, disease progression and the need for intervention," says Dr Andrea Singer, MD, FACP, CCD, clinical director and trustee of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Our work explains some of the underlying mechanisms of AFFs, and can inform the refinement of dosing schedules for patients at risk of fragility fractures.
Fragility fractures are those thought likely to result from low bone density.
Contract notice: National Clinical Audit of Falls and Fragility Fractures.
As CKD progresses, evaluation of the possible reversibility of CKD biochemical abnormalities may include bone biopsy, especially for those thought to be at risk for fragility fractures.
In addition, the incidence of second fragility fractures was compared between men and women during a three-year follow-up period, as well one-year mortality rates.
The major complication of osteoporosis is an increase in fragility fractures leading to morbidity, mortality, and decreased quality of life.
With the aging of the world's population, the occurrence of osteoporosis and its consequential fragility fractures is bound to increase significantly.
Many diseases predispose people to lose bone mass and/or suffer fragility fractures, including autoimmune, digestive and gastrointestinal, endocrine and hormonal, hematological, neurological, mental illness, cancer and AIDS/HIV.