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Hip Fractures pp 313-322 | Cite as

Prevention

  • Kenneth J. Koval
  • Joseph D. Zuckerman

Abstract

Prevention of hip fractures involves any or all of three basic measures: fall prevention, prevention and treatment of bone fragility, and the use of external hip protectors. Although none of these approaches is without controversy, as a whole they have substantial potential to conserve health-care resources and maintain the quality of life for many elderly individuals.

Keywords

Bone Mineral Density Femoral Neck Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Thiazide Diuretic Fall Prevention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Koval
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joseph D. Zuckerman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryNYU — Hospital for Joint DiseasesUSA
  2. 2.Orthopaedic SurgeryNYU School of MedicineUSA

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