Fractures, Facts, and Fears

When someone is diagnosed with osteoporosis there is a concern regarding fracture risk. Some people find out about their osteoporosis diagnosis when they sustain a low-trauma fracture, while others find out when their doctor orders a bone density test.

What you will learn:

  • What exactly is an osteoporosis fracture?
  • What are the different kinds of fractures?
  • What do fractures indicate?
  • How bones fracture and why?
  • What fractures look like on x-ray
  • If you fracture a bone in your spine what is your risk that you will fracture another one?
  • If a wrist fracture is sustained from a standing height is it a fragility fracture?
  • Vertebral Fracture Assessment and should you get this test?
  • If you fracture a bone from a standing height does that increase your future fracture risk?
  • What is a silent fracture in the spine?
  • Why are vertebral fractures so common as we age?