Prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures among postmenopausal women and older men

Rahmani, Poupak; Morin, Suzanne
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p815
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the case study of a 73 year old woman who broke her humerus. Osteoporosis is a common disorder characterized by deterioration of bone microarchitecture. It may be diagnosed in postmenopausal women and in men aged 50 years and older if the measurement of bone mineral density in the lumbar spine is at least 2.5 standard deviations below that of a young control. Weight bearing exercises and calcium intake are some recommendations for maintainance of musculoskeletal health.


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