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Fall Prevention and Osteoporosis (cont.)

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The image on the left shows decreased bone density in osteoporosis. The image on the right shows normal bone density. Click to view larger image.

Arrow indicates vertebral fractures. Click to view larger image.

Normal spine, B. Moderately osteoporotic spine, C. Severely osteoporotic spine. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

REFERENCE:

National Osteoporosis Foundation. "Fast Facts." <http://www.nof.org/node/40>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/7/2015
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