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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 2018Pais-up subscribers

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

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