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What are the common types of fractures in people with osteoporosis?

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You did your best to protect yourself from breaking a bone due to osteoporosis. Or maybe you didn't even know your bones were at risk. Either way, your fracture can heal, and you can work closely with your doctor to avoid it ever happening again.

Fractures of the spine, hip, or wrist are the most common types in people with osteoporosis.

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "About Osteoporosis -- Recovering from Broken Bones."

Society of Interventional Radiology: "Osteoporosis Pain Treatment: Nonsurgical Vertebroplasty Is Effective Pain Treatment for Spinal Fractures Caused by Osteoporosis or Bone Tumors."

Goldhahn, J. Bone, February 2010.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist," "Distal Radius Fracture," "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures," "Hip Fractures," "Helping Fractures Heal (Orthobiologics)."

FDA: "FDA Drug Safety Communication: Ongoing safety review of oral bisphosphonates and atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures."

PubMed Health: "Osteoporosis Treatments That Help Prevent Broken Bones." Gronholz, J. Am Osteopath Assoc, Oct. 1, 2008.

CDC: “Important Facts About Falls."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "About Osteoporosis -- Recovering from Broken Bones."

Society of Interventional Radiology: "Osteoporosis Pain Treatment: Nonsurgical Vertebroplasty Is Effective Pain Treatment for Spinal Fractures Caused by Osteoporosis or Bone Tumors."

Goldhahn, J. Bone, February 2010.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist," "Distal Radius Fracture," "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures," "Hip Fractures," "Helping Fractures Heal (Orthobiologics)."

FDA: "FDA Drug Safety Communication: Ongoing safety review of oral bisphosphonates and atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures."

PubMed Health: "Osteoporosis Treatments That Help Prevent Broken Bones." Gronholz, J. Am Osteopath Assoc, Oct. 1, 2008.

CDC: “Important Facts About Falls."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 04, 2018

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