Throughout life, the bone matrix adapts and changes its structure in response to mechanical signals via a process called bone remodelling. In this dynamic and constant process, bone is constantly being resorbed and rebuilt. With ageing and in many diseases, an imbalance in bone remodelling results in osteoporosis, a disease where a decrease in bone strength increases the risk of a fracture. These fractures are most common in the spine and hips. Osteoporosis is a major public health problem in the elderly population. An osteoporotic fracture is a life-changing event. The articles below are designed to increase awareness and knowledge of osteoporosis so that appropriate treatment is initiated in those with the highest risk for fracture.
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