Osteoporotic fractures in older adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Osteoporotic fractures are emerging as a major public health problem in the aging population. Fractures result in increased morbidity, mortality and health expenditures. This article reviews current evidence for the management of common issues following osteoporotic fractures in older adults including: (1) thromboembolism prevention; (2) delirium prevention; (3) pain management; (4) rehabilitation; (5) assessing the cause of fracture; and (6) prevention of subsequent fractures. Areas for practice improvement and further research are highlighted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Colón-Emeric, CS; Saag, KG

Published Date

  • August 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 695 - 706

PubMed ID

  • 16979533

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1839833

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1521-6942

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.berh.2006.04.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands