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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-68

Osteoporosis - an emerging disease of the 21 st century, part 1: An overview

1 Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, Fulham Palace Road, London, United Kingdom
2 Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Borras Park Surgery, Wrexham, United Kingdom

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K H Sunil Kumar
Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, Fulham Palace Road, London
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.94457

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Osteoporosis is a condition where bones are fragile with a poor bone mineral density. This increases the risk of fracture especially of the hip, vertebrae, and wrist. These fractures are usually termed "fragility fractures." In this article, we aim to provide a broad overview of osteoporosis-investigation, management, and prevention.

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