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How do wrist fractures occur in people with osteoporosis?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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 ostoeporosis.

In brief: 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 ostoeporosis.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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