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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The rate of new fragility fractures was also higher in men with than without HIV: 4.
Men who required surgical treatment for an initial fragility fracture were more likely to suffer a subsequent fragility fracture within three years.
In fact, large-scale epidemiological studies have shown that increased body weight, or body mass index, is positively correlated with higher bone mineral density and with lowered risk of fragility fractures.
Furthermore, these fractures may be present without adequate trauma or atraumatically and are often summarized as fragility fractures related to an impaired bone metabolism and composition [13].
Recommendations for enhancing the care of patients with fragility fractures.
In the fragility fracture analysis, the mean age was about 60 years, and just over half the subjects were women.
A fragility fracture was defined as a fracture associated with low trauma, such as a fall from standing height.
For the man who has suffered a fragility fracture or has osteoporosis determined by DXA, evaluation and treatment are indicated.
5] Regardless of BMD, men who have had a hip fracture, vertebral fracture, more than one fragility fracture, or one fragility fracture in the presence of steroid use are considered to have a high 10-year risk of fracture.
For people with osteoporosis, it can take very little trauma to cause a fragility fracture, Dr.
Several international epidemiological surveys in different parts of the world have extensively analyzed the potential risk factors for osteoporosis and identified the following: age, smoking history, excessive alcohol consumption, low body mass index (BMI), low dietary calcium intake, vitamin D deficiency, little or no physical activity, visual impairment, frequent falls, female gender, premature menopause, amenorrhea, previous fragility fracture, a family history of hip fracture, low BMD, high bone turnover, neuromuscular disorders, long-term glucocorticoid therapy, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
MERCHANT Taylors' sixth formers Jemima George, from Southport and Chinar Parikh, from Crosby, were asked to speak about their study into osteoporosis at the International Fragility Fracture Network Conference in Berlin PERFORMERS from the Archbishop Beck Dance Ensemble danced their way to the finals of the Just Dance competition.