Future impact of fragility fractures must be better recognized and minimized

Rapp, Susan M.
January 2008
Orthopaedics Today/International Edition;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p17
The article reports on the advice of orthopedic surgeon David R. Marsh regarding the prevention of osteoporotic fractures. He says that osteoporotic fractures will reach epidemic proportions unless action is taken to prevent and avoid their consequences. He adds that orthopedic surgeons can prevent this by collaborating with general practitioners and geriatricians and making it a priority to address the fragility fracture problem. According to him, developing therapies to prevent bone disease and raising awareness of older patients are also important.


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