A 49-year-old female asked:
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i have suffered a further spontanious rib fracture - several previously due to trauma and a recent badly broken arm. what can improve bone strength?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
DEXA scan: You do not mention your age. The first thing is to see your doctor. A DEXA scan (bone density test) will tell you if your bones are more likely to fracture. Then meds can help to strengthen them.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015

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