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Two or more vertebral fractures increase risk of a subsequent vertebral fracture by 12-fold.

Ross P, Davis J, Epstein R, Wasnich R. Pre-Existing Fractures and Bone Mass Predict Vertebral Fracture Incidence in Women. Ann Intern Med. 1991; 114(11): 919-23. http://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/704696/pre-existing-fractures-bone-mass-predict-vertebral-fracture-incidence-women?volume=114&issue=11&page=919

Reference

Title
Pre-Existing Fractures and Bone Mass Predict Vertebral Fracture Incidence in Women
Publication
Ann Intern Med
Publication Date
1991
Authors
Ross P, Davis J, Epstein R, Wasnich R
Volume & Issue
Volume 114, Issue 11
Pages
919-23
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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