Fast Five Quiz: Osteoporosis Hip Fracture Risk Factors

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


December 10, 2020

Globally, more than 200 million people are affected by osteoporosis, a metabolic bone disorder in which low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue lead to increased bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures. Osteoporotic fractures exert a tremendous burden on patients and on the healthcare system. Hip fractures are among the most frequently occurring fractures in older adults. They result in acute pain and loss of function and in most cases lead to hospitalization. Recovery is lengthy and often incomplete; as a result, patients may become permanent residents of care facilities. Early, accurate detection of patients with an increased risk for fracture is essential to reduce the burden of osteoporosis.

Are you familiar with the risk factors for hip fracture in patients with osteoporosis? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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