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Hawaii Med J. 2007 Jul;66(7):185-7.

Underdiagnosis and under-treatment of osteoporosis following fragility fracture.

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Department of Rheumatology, Straub Clinic & Hospitals, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA. mohamed.aboyoussef@straub.net

Abstract

AIM:

Assess the treatment and diagnosis rates for osteoporosis following a fragility fracture.

DESIGN:

A retrospective chart review.

FINDINGS:

Out of 93 patients with fragility fractures, 26.9% received an osteoporosis or osteopenia diagnosis within 6 months after the time of fracture.

CONCLUSION:

Despite availability of clinical tools and therapeutic options of the treatment of low bone density, osteoporosis remains underdiagnosed and under-treated.

PMID:
17879856
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