Osteoporosis, which means "porous bone", is a skeletal disease in which the density and quality of the bone decrease. Due to this, the skeleton offers less resistance and is more likely to fracture, even with minor trauma like a fall from standing height or a light blow. These are called fragility or osteoporotic fractures. It is very prevalent. Worldwide, it is estimated that 1 out of every 3 women and 1 out of every 5 men will suffer an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.

Authorship: Maria Pascual Pastor
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 14.03.2022, 13:02
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