Primary Osteoporosis

  • H. Morii
  • T. Miki
  • M. Ito
  • Y. Uchida
  • Y. Takaishi
  • K. Nakatsuka
  • H. Tahara


Osteoporosis is defined as a condition characterised by low bone mass, microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk [1]. Since the first consensus development conference in Hong Kong in 1993 there have been no changes of the definition until 2001.


Bone Mineral Density Bone Loss Vertebral Fracture Primary Osteoporosis Alveolar Bone Loss 
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  • H. Morii
  • T. Miki
  • M. Ito
  • Y. Uchida
  • Y. Takaishi
  • K. Nakatsuka
  • H. Tahara

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