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Half of people who fracture a hip will never be able to walk again without assistance.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Handout on Health: Osteoporosis. NIH Pub. No. 07-5158; 2007. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_hoh.asp

Reference

Title
Handout on Health: Osteoporosis
Publisher
NIH Pub. No. 07-5158
Publication Date
2007
Authors
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • By 2020, an estimated 10.7 million American adults will have osteoporosis.  
  • More than 1/4 of individuals who suffer a hip fracture become disabled within a year.  
  • In 2005, osteoporosis-related fractures cost nearly $17 billion–$19 billion if costs of prevalent fractures are included.  
  • At the age of 50, a white man has a: 6% chance of experiencing a hip fracture 5% chance of experiencing a vertebral fracture 2.5% chance of experiencing a forearm fracture  
  • One study found that women age 65 and older who suffered a vertebral fracture were more than twice as likely to suffer back pain than women who hadn’t.