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What movements are affected by bone fractures?

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Spine and hip fractures in particular can make it hard for you to get around. They affect walking, bending, pushing, and pulling. You can get help by using tools like a cane, a walker, or long-handled reachers.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Osteoporosis."

International Osteoporosis Foundation: "Impact of Osteoporosis."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Osteoporotic fractures in older adults."

Osteoporosis Canada: "Osteoporosis Facts & Statistics."

OrthoInfo: "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures."

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: "Arthritis and Osteoporosis in Australia 2008."

NIH, National Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center: "Once Is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Future Fractures."

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Vertical Compression Fractures."

MyHIVClinic.org: "Osteoporosis."

University of Rochester: "Hip Fracture."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on May 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Osteoporosis."

International Osteoporosis Foundation: "Impact of Osteoporosis."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Osteoporotic fractures in older adults."

Osteoporosis Canada: "Osteoporosis Facts & Statistics."

OrthoInfo: "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures."

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: "Arthritis and Osteoporosis in Australia 2008."

NIH, National Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center: "Once Is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Future Fractures."

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Vertical Compression Fractures."

MyHIVClinic.org: "Osteoporosis."

University of Rochester: "Hip Fracture."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on May 23, 2018

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