Absolute risk for subsequent fracture was similar in women and men: COMMENTARY

Berry, Sarah D.; Kiel, Douglas P.
July 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p22
Academic Journal
The article presents the authors' comments on a study by J.R. Center and his colleagues to determine the risk for subsequent fracture after initial low-impact fracture in women and men. The authors say that the study is the first to comprehensively examine the subsequent risk for all fracture types after an initial low-impact fracture. According to them, the study underscores the often-forgotten fact that a fracture is not a normal outcome of aging, but a potent risk factor for future fracture.


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