Epidemiology of Osteoporotic Fractures
Osteoporosis is associated with fragility fractures, particularly of the hip, spine, and distal forearm.
The lifetime risk of a fragility fracture is 50% among women and 20% among men aged 50 years.
Wide variation in fracture rate occurs between and within populations, reflecting genetic and environmental risk factors.
Vertebral fracture is a risk factor for further vertebral fractures and, to a lesser degree, hip and other fractures.
While fracture rates are beginning to stabilize in western populations, they continue to rise in Asia.
KeywordsVertebral Fracture Osteoporotic Fracture Fragility Fracture Proximal Humerus Vertebral Deformity
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