Despite major advances in diagnosis and therapy, most patients with osteoporosis receive no evaluation or treatment, even patients who have had a fragility fracture. In spite of the high mortality, morbidity and economic costs, osteoporosis is often untreated, and this trend is getting worse. “It is scandalous that this treatment gap is so marked in the case of hip fracture. It is now time for us all to accept responsibility for our failures and work cohesively to improve,” (Kanis et al, 2014).

In those above 65 years of age, 30% will fall at least once a year. Ten percent of these falls will result in serious injuries and 2% will lead to fractures.

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