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Epidemiology of Osteoporotic Fractures

  • Reiner Bartl
  • Christoph Bartl
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Abstract

Osteoporotic fragility fractures are a major public health problem around the world. The US National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that currently more than 40 million American individuals, over the age of 50 years, are at risk of fracture, and this number will increase to 61 million by 2030. Due to the demographic change, the incidence of osteoporotic fractures will at least double until the year 2040.

Keywords

Osteoporotic fracture Fragility fracture Major public health problem Proximal humerus Pelvic ring 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Bartl
    • 1
  • Christoph Bartl
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Osteoporosis and Bone CenterMunichGermany
  2. 2.Center of Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineMunichGermany

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