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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

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OS T EO POR OS IS
Lecturer:
ROSA MARIE N.FLORES,M.D.
FPAFP,DFM,MPH
\u2022What is osteoporosis (or degenerative joint
disease)?

\u2022Osteoporosis literally means \u201cporus bones\u201d. It is a
disease characterized by low bone density or
mass (reduced amount of bone tissue) and fragile
bones (weakened bone structure) leading to
increased susceptibility to fractures, particulary of
the hip, spine, and wrist.

\u2022Osteoporosis\u2013 the most common of the
arthritides, occurs chiefly in older persons
characterized by the degeneration of articular
cartilage and changes in the bone and synovial
membrane, accompanied by pain and stiffness.

Is osteoporosis a serious health problem?

\u2022Yes! Fractures, particularly of the hip, can
be disabling and can cause enormous
medical, economic and social burden
particularly among the elderly.

\u2022Osteoporotic fractures affect 50% of
women and 30% of men over the age of
50 years.

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