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Assessment and management of osteoporosis in elderly people

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Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. It is a widespread condition, often unrecognised in clinical practice, which may have devastating health consequences through its association with fragility fractures. This article reviews the epidemiology of osteoporotic fracture of the hip, spine and distal forearm, and discusses the assessment and...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
CME Bulletin Geriatric Medicine
Volume:
2
Issue:
2
Pages:
39-40+42
Publication date:
2000-01-01
ISSN:
1367-8914
URN:
uuid:cba5b510-10ac-4d44-8d86-820060c25161
Source identifiers:
127009
Local pid:
pubs:127009
Language:
English
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