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As American's bone health declines, patients encouraged to understand, prevent and manage the risks to reduce fractures and associated complications

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease that is largely preventable, yet it affects approximately 54 million Americans.i Despite the modifiable lifestyle choices people can take to prevent osteoporosis-related fractures, they continue to rise, resulting in a fracture every three seconds. Orthopaedic surgeons are the front line of recognizing patients with osteoporosis and those at high risk of osteoporosis-related fractures. In a new literature review published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), the authors compiled data to help orthopaedic surgeons identify, manage and prevent osteoporosis.

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