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[Degenerative osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fractures: controversies and evidences].

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Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are both common conditions in the elderly but their association has long remained obscure. Recently published studies show that patients with osteoarthritis have higher bone mass but no corresponding decrease in fracture risk. This has been proposed to be due to an increased rate of falls in these patients. Multi-disciplinary interventions, vitamin D supplementation and bisphosphonates can play a role on preventing fractures among osteoarthritis patients, but e...

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Journal:
Medicina clinica
Volume:
141
Issue:
5
Pages:
217-220
Publication date:
2013-09-01
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EISSN:
1578-8989
ISSN:
0025-7753
Source identifiers:
395019

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