Dr. Nancy Reid
Insufficiency fractures related secondarily to falls, and primarily to decreased bone density and osteoporosis, are a significant health concern for morbidity, mortality, and quality of life after the fracture. Despite a low energy fracture in most cases, addressing bone density is underprioritized. Mitigating secondary causes of osteoporosis should be the first line treatment in sustaining or reversing the effects of decreasing bone density. Many drugs with different mechanisms are available to directly affect the structure of vulnerable bones, used alone and in sequence to increase bone density.
Frank AJ. Sticks and Stones Aren't Breaking Bones: Recognition and Treatment of Osteoporosis. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2019; 1(3).
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