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Menopause Review/Przegląd Menopauzalny
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4/2006
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Consequences of osteoporotic fracture – epidemiological state

Michalina Marcinkowska
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Anna Wawrzyniak
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Wanda Horst-Sikorska

Prz Menopauz 2006; 4: 228–230
Online publish date: 2006/09/21
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Modern medicine allows many diseases to be prevented, and when the disease already exists, to be treated efficiently. These factors contribute to life extension and as a result to the increase of incidence of diseases characteristic of advanced age. Bone fractures are the main serious complication of osteoporosis, and hip fractures are the most dangerous among them. The aim of the study was to analyze the consequences low-energy fractures. It is estimated that on a world scale, the number of hip fractures will increase from 1.7 mln per year in 1990 to 6.3 mln in the year 2050. The reason that every fracture in the elderly is so threatening is that each time there is a high risk of other complications arising such as: pain, loss of independence and fitness, infections, bedsores, thrombosis and cardiovascular complications. The mortality rate of patients with hip fracture is the highest among all osteoporotic fractures, and according to various sources amounts to 40%. The increase in doctors’ awareness of low-energy fracture complications should affect the manner in which they conduct prevention in high-risk patients.
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low-energy bone fracture, complications, mortality

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