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Fifty percent of people who fracture a hip will be unable to walk without assistance.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Handout on Health: Osteoporosis; 2011. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_hoh.asp

Reference

Title
Handout on Health: Osteoporosis
Publication Date
2011
Authors
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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