Causes of Fractures


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Cause statistics for Fractures: The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Fractures:

  • Osteoporosis causes over 1.5 million fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
  • Osteoporosis causes over 300,000 hip fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
  • Osteoporosis causes over 700,000 vertebral fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
  • Osteoporosis causes over 250,000 wrist fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
  • Osteoporosis accounts for 70% of all fractures for people over 45 in the US (NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - National Resource Center)

Underlying condition causes of Fractures: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Fractures) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Fractures includes:

Fractures as a complication: Other conditions that might have Fractures as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Fractures. The list of conditions listing Fractures as a complication in our database includes:

Fractures as a symptom: Conditions listing Fractures as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Fractures. The list of conditions listing Fractures as a symptom in our database includes:

Causes of Fractures: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Fractures:

Related information for causes of Fractures: Further relevant information on causes of Fractures may be found in the risk factors for Fractures and underlying causes of Fractures.
Last revision: May 27, 2003

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