There are two main ways to prevent a hip fracture: Maintain bone strength, and prevent falls.
To optimize bone strength, men and women of all ages should exercise regularly and consume enough calcium and vitamin D.
The bones of women are more likely to thin as they age. A specialized X-ray test, called a bone mineral density test, can identify people with osteoporosis. After menopause, women with a family history of osteoporosis, a history of bone fracture as an adult, who weigh less...Read more
Reader's Question: I am 56 years old and was recently diagnosed with osteopenia of my hip with a T score of -1.7. My spine was normal. ... Read more »
The Medical College of Wisconsin is conducting a clinical trial on a new treatment for vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). In this... Read more »
Fatigue fractures, also called stress fractures, are caused by overusing a limb. The muscles become unable to absorb the shock to the limb (usually... Read more »