An Overview of Osteoporosis

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The aptly-named osteoporosis (meaning ‘bones with holes’) is a condition causing bones to become more porous due to loss of density. This decreased density means the bones are weaker, thinner and more fragile, which makes them more susceptible to breakage. As a result, the potential for injury - even from minor accidents - is increased.

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Loss of bone density occurs naturally with age, but for the 900,000-plus Australians living with osteoporosis, even a small fall or mechanical injury could mean a trip to hospital.

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Jenny Ellis
06 Mar 2023
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Concise and relevant article
Rachel goss
29 May 2020
Very informative
Binu Mainali
16 Apr 2020
Good note.
Victoria Mathews
08 Jun 2021
A short and informative article which I found useful when considering the analysis of clinical situations for patients with a hx falls.
Jane Richardson
19 Mar 2023
Great summary and a reminder to talk to my patients at every opportunity about the risks of osteoporosis and how to prevent fractures.
Robyn Jorimann
08 Mar 2023
Short, simple and concise to understand
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stanley catts
03 Mar 2020
Important.Have just written a detailed summary
Richard Evetts
05 Jun 2020
I found it difficult to concentrate on this resource.
Rita Hawzi
16 Mar 2023
04 Mar 2020
Reading the article has given me the knowledge to look more into osteoporosis. With osteoporosis knowing that more older people get osteoporosis and not knowing that it mostly effects women and not so much as men.
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