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Risk Factors of Osteoporotic Fractures

  • Reiner Bartl
  • Christoph Bartl
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Abstract

The primary goal of treating osteoporosis is to reduce the risk of fractures that are associated with tremendous socioeconomic implications. Often a fragility fracture is the first manifestation of the disease osteoporosis, and a high number of patients sustaining a low-trauma fracture do not show densitometric evidence of osteoporosis. Therefore, there is a definitive need to better identify those who are at risk for fracture. Currently, tools combining bone mineral density and clinical risk fractures to assess fracture risk are under investigation.

Keywords

Fracture risk Fragility fracture Major osteoporotic fracture Fracture risk assessment Reduce bone mass 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Bartl
    • 1
  • Christoph Bartl
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Osteoporosis and Bone CenterMunichGermany
  2. 2.Center of Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineMunichGermany

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