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which type of fracture is associated with osteoporosis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hip and wrist: The most common fractures to occur after a fall in someone with osteoporosis is the hip and wrist. Vertebral body fractures are also common.
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Any: Osteoporosis refers to decreased bone mass, which results in bony fragility. Typically, osteoporosis is considered to be diffuse within a particular ... Read More
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weakened bones can -: Very easily fracture due to the osteoporosis. Minimal amount of force, like a fall from sitting or standing position will cause a bone to break in pat ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: Osteoporosis causes a reduction in bone mass with weakenning of bone strength. This can lead to a fracture in any area of the body.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Check vit D3 level: Vitamin D3 levels are usually low since we avoid sun exposure. If you are of African-American decent, you will be even more at risk since your skin is ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask your GP: Cough would not break normal BONES.. You should ask your GP to send you to your Physician, get a bone density done and be sure that your blood levels ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Regular weight bearing exercise helps a lot, make sure you have enough calcium and vitamin d supplements (depensing on your kidney functions) , I have ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Spine & hips mostly: With osteoporosis, most any bone might be affected, but mostly fractures tend to occur in the spine and upper leg bones (hips). If you are a woman 65 ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Osteoporosis: The reduction in calcium with osteoporosis increases the risk for fractures in all parts of the spine. Osteoporosis also increases the complexity of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
With less energy: It takes less energy from falls to cause a wrist fracture in an osteoporotic person. Also, the fractures can be more "smashed" into pieces with ostoe ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Meds/exer/fall prev: Osteoporosis - poor bone quality and low bone quality- is very common, esp. In post- menopausal women. 50% may have a fracture after age 50. Calcium, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Rest if recent.: If the fractures occurred in the recent past (1-2 months) you should avoid stress to the back. Generally healing and a reduction in pain takes 2 mont ... Read More

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