Risk Factors

Key Points

  • The greatest risk from osteoporosis is not in the thinning bone itself, but the risk that thinner bones create for fractures.
  • Injuries due to osteoporosis primarily happen in the three areas: the hip, the wrist and the spine.
  • While hip fractures and wrist fractures usually occur from falls and trauma, the spine is more commonly affected by compression fractures.

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