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Bone Facts

Osteoporosis is Common. Get tested!

Who will break a bone because they have osteoporosis?

  1. 1 in 2 women over 50 years old
  2. 1 in 4 men over 50 years old (1)


Is osteoporosis serious?

YES! Each year about 300,000 hip fractures occur in America. . .

  1. About 75,000 Americans die in the year following a hip fracture
  2. About 75,000 Americans move from the hospital to a nursing home due to hips fractures, and never return to their "homes"
  3. About 150,000 Americans never regain their pre-fracture function (2)


Is osteoporosis treatable?

YES, even preventable. . .

  1. 50% of repeat fractures could be avoided. . .
  2. 80% of older Americans who break bones aren't tested or treated for osteoporosis (3)


Is osteoporosis a financial burden?

Yes again!

  1. The 2018 cost of broken bones due to osteoporosis for patients, families and the healthcare system was $52 billion
  2. By 2040 that may increased to about $87 billion annually. (4)


References:

(1)   Wright NC, et al. JBMR doi: 10.1002/jbmr2269. | Lindsay et al. Osteoporos Int. 2005;16:78-85. | Wright et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2014;29(11):2520-6. | Burge et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2007;22(3):465-75.

(2) Singer A, et al. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015;90:53-62.

(3) Klotzbuecher CM, et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2000;15:721.

(4) www.asbmr.org