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Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología

versión impresa ISSN 0864-215Xversión On-line ISSN 1561-3100

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FANTIN, Emilio A.. What an Orthopedic Surgeon Should Know of Osteoporosis and Bone Fragility Fractures. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2020, vol.34, n.1, e265.  Epub 01-Jun-2020. ISSN 0864-215X.

Introduction:

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease in aged adults and it constitutes a major public health problem throughout the world.

Objective:

To update concepts on osteoporosis and treatment.

Methods:

A review of publications from 2010 to 2020 in English was carried out, using the terms

“osteoporosis”

,

“treatment of osteoporosis”

,

“osteoporosis fractures”

.

Results:

Osteoporosis has great impact not only clinically, but economically and socially as well. Its treatment includes general measures and the use of various groups of drugs. The possibility of fragility fractures in the wrist, spine and hip is significant, which determines high morbidity and mortality.

Palabras clave : osteoporosis; fragility fractures; pharmacotherapy.

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