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. Video only.
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?