Learn About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis - which means "porous bone" -is a progressive medical condition in which the bone becomes thinner than normal and
weakens. As a result, bones break easily even with something as simple as a fall - causing fractures most commonly of the hip, spine, and wrist. Men and women at any age may suffer from osteoporosis.

One out of four persons with a hip fracture due to osteoporosis ends up in a nursing home for long-term care. Out of that group, another one in four is at greater risk of dying within the first year after the fracture. A dialogue with your physical or healthcare professional is essential in preventing, detecting and treating osteoporosis.

The Risk Factors: For more information on the risk factors and burden of osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal diseases in our community, visit the USBJI BMUS Report here: