Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? 

Osteoporosis occurs when the struts which make up the mesh-like structure within bones become thin, causing bones to become fragile and break easily, often following a minor bump or fall. These broken bones are often referred to as fragility fractures. The terms ‘fractures’ and ‘broken bones’ mean the same thing. Although fractures can occur in different parts of the body, the wrists, hips and spine are most commonly affected.

Image showing a strong dense bone and a fragile Osteoporotic Bone

For full details about osteoporosis, visit the website of the National Osteoporosis Society.


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