Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures!

Is fracture always the result of osteoporosis? Certainly not. But this possibility is increasing. We are trying to prevent this. Today, a 50-year-old woman has a 17 percent lifetime risk of breaking her hip. Forty percent of women over the age of 70 experience hip fractures. Forty percent of women break at least one spine before they reach the age of 80. 15% of women aged 50 and over will have a broken wrist. In the 90’s, there were 1,300,000 fractures per year in the USA.

500 thousand of these were in the spine, 250,000 in the hip, 225,000 in the forearm. In other words, this probability will increase as life expectancy increases. It is estimated that 4.5 million hip fractures due to osteoporosis will be seen in the world in 2050. In the next 60 years, the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures is expected to increase 3 times in the world.


Rarely, for no apparent reason or even simple slips or bumps that do not require a fracture, osteoporosis-afflicted bones can break easily. Under normal circumstances, nothing happens when people fall from a sitting distance. However, even with a simple sneeze or falling from a much shorter distance, fractures may occur in the bones of these patients. There may even be cases where the bone breaks out of nowhere, and as a result, the person loses their balance and falls.


Rib and spine fractures are the most common fractures, often undetected by the patient or the physician. There is a possibility of recurrence. At that time, it manifests itself with severe pains and conditions such as shortening of stature and hump formation. But it’s usually not life-threatening. But hip fractures are not like that. Because one fourth of the elderly people who break their hips will not be able to stand up again, that is, they will be bedridden. Death occurs in 12-30% of patients within 1 year after hip fracture. Most of this happens in the first 3 months.

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