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In 2005, osteoporosis was responsible for more than 2 million fractures in men and women over the age of 50, including approximately:

  • 297,000 hip fractures
  • 547,000 vertebral fractures
  • 380,000 wrist fractures
  • 810,000 fractures at other sites

Burge, Russel T, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Alison B King, Daniel H Solomon, Anna Tosteson, and John B Wong. Incidence and Economic Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures in the United States, 2005-2025. J Bone Miner Res. 2007; 22(3): 465-75. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17144789

Reference

Title
Incidence and Economic Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures in the United States, 2005-2025
Publication
J Bone Miner Res
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Burge, Russel T, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Alison B King, Daniel H Solomon, Anna Tosteson, and John B Wong
Volume & Issue
Volume 22, Issue 3
Pages
465-75
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • In 2006, treatments of hip and leg fractures and dislocations were performed in 16.4% of all injurious osteoporosis hospital stays, and 8.1% of these stays noted a hip replacement.  
  • Half of people who fracture a hip will never be able to walk again without assistance.  
  • A prior vertebral fracture increases risk of another vertebral fracture by 5-fold for the year following.  
  • Hip fractures account for 72% of total costs related to osteoporosis related fractures.