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Osteoporotic Fracture: A Sign Darker Things May Come Hip
A recent fracture could lead to a downward spiral of immediate subsequent fracture, mobility loss, and, potentially, death.1,2 In fact, 1 in 4 patients who had a hip fracture died within 12 months.3*
*A review of international publications published between 1959 and 1998 on the outcomes after hip fractures in men and women older than 60 years.3
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View a slide presentation on the seriousness of osteoporosis, the importance of diagnosis, and the urgent need to treat after an osteoporotic fracture.
An osteoporotic fracture is a sentinel event.4 Speak to your patients about starting treatment to reduce the risk of future fractures.

References:

1. Office of the Surgeon General (US). Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: Office of the Surgeon General (US); 2004.

2. Johnell O, Kanis JA, Odén A, et al. Fracture risk following an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporos Int. 2004;15(3):173-179.

3. Haleem S, Lutchman L, Mayahi R, Grice JE, Parker MJ. Mortality following hip fracture: trends and geographical variations over the last 40 years. Injury. 2008;39(10):1157-1163.

4. National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases. National Action Plan for Bone Health: Recommendations From the Summit for a National Action Plan for Bone Health. http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/BoneHealthReport.pdf. Accessed January 10, 2017.