Conditions InDepth: Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become weak and brittle. If left unchecked, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks (fracture). Any bone can be affected, but of special concern are fractures of the hips, spine, and wrists. If diagnosed early, progression of osteoporosis can be slowed and complications prevented.
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/17/2014
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