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The definition and clinical significance of nonvertebral fractures


Nonvertebral fractures form the bulk of osteoporotic fractures and yet, other than hip fractures, are often dismissed, particularly in the younger age groups. Thus, less than 30% of women with osteoporotic fractures and less than 10% of men worldwide are receiving appropriate treatment. This article discusses the incidence, cost, and consequences of nonvertebral fractures. Recent evidence suggests these fractures form the bulk of costs to the community and herald an increased risk of refracture and premature mortality that applies to all types of nonvertebral, and not just hip, fractures.

Type Journal
ISBN 1544-2241 (Electronic) 1544-1873 (Linking)
Authors Center, J. R.;
Responsible Garvan Author Prof Jacqueline Center
Publisher Name Current Osteoporosis Reports
Published Date 2010-01-01
Published Volume 8
Published Issue 4
Published Pages 227-34
Status Published in-print
URL link to publisher's version
OpenAccess link to author's accepted manuscript version