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Whys bone mass important?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It's a bank account
We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20's/early 30's.
After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures.

In brief: It's a bank account
We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20's/early 30's.
After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures.
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