Progressively increasing fracture risk with advancing age following initial incident fragility fracture. The Tromsø Study

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 04/10/2013

The risk of subsequent fracture is increased following initial fractures, however, proper understanding of its magnitude is lacking. This population–based study examines the subsequent fracture risk in women and men by age and type of initial incident fracture. The risk of subsequent fracture is high in all age groups. At older age, severe subsequent fracture types follow both clinically severe and minor initial incident fractures. Any fragility fracture in the elderly reflects the need for specific osteoporosis management to reduce further fracture risk.

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