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Negoescu A. Managing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Practitioner March 2018;262(1813):19-24

Managing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women

22 Mar 2018Registered users

Most patients with osteoporosis are asymptomatic unless a fragility fracture occurs. A fragility fracture is a type of pathological fracture that occurs as a result of normal activities, such as a fall from standing height or less, lifting, or bending. There are three fracture sites said to be typical of fragility fractures: vertebral fractures; fractures of the neck of the femur; Colles’ fracture of the wrist. Following fracture risk assessment a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan may be recommended.

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