Fast Five Quiz: Osteoporosis Vertebral Fracture Risk Factors

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


November 23, 2020

Current estimates suggest that more than 200 million people worldwide have osteoporosis, a common metabolic bone disease that results in increased bone fragility. The consequences of osteoporosis can be physically, psychosocially, and economically devastating. Vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis are common, with one occurring every 22 seconds worldwide in men and women older than 50 years.

Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture is one of the major complications of osteoporosis, with an estimated prevalence of up to 21% in different areas of the world. Severe pain, depression, a protracted period of being bedridden, functional deterioration, and limited mobility are among the manifestations of vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis. Preventive strategies may help to reduce fracture risk in high-risk patients.

Are you able to recognize the risk factors for vertebral fracture in patients with osteoporosis? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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