A Review of Osteoporosis in the Older Adult

Publication date: February 2017
Source:Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Volume 33, Issue 1

Author(s): Paloma Alejandro, Florina Constantinescu


Osteoporosis in the elderly population is common. It results in more than 1.5 million fractures per year in the United States. The goal of managing osteoporosis is to prevent fractures. In men, osteoporosis is underrecognized and undertreated. More men than women die every year as a consequence of hip fractures. A review of diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis is described in this article. Bisphosphonates are the first-line treatment for men and women. In the past several years, advances in bone biology have resulted in major therapeutic advances.

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