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A prior vertebral fracture increases risk of another vertebral fracture by 5-fold for the year following.

Lindsay R, Silverman S, Cooper C, et al. Risk of New Vertebral Fracture in the Year Following a Fracture. JAMA. 2001; 285(3): 320-3. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/285/3/320

Reference

Title
Risk of New Vertebral Fracture in the Year Following a Fracture
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Lindsay R, Silverman S, Cooper C, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 285, Issue 3
Pages
320-3
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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