What is a fragility fracture, and what causes it?
A fragility fracture is a broken bone that has occurred from a minor accident that would not usually break a bone. The most common cause is loss of bone strength from osteoporosis.
B. A. Freedman et al. Osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures--continued missed opportunities. SpineJ Volume 8. Issue 5. Pp. 756-762.
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