What does the presence of a fracture indicate in patients with osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Often, the presence of a fracture is not only a marker for decreased bone mass but also potentially a symptom of failing health in general and one or more primary disorders in particular. Failure to diagnose and/or make appropriate referrals may create potential legal issues.


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