When a bone is in a weakened state, as in the case of osteoporosis, just about anything⎯including a strong sneeze or low-energy fall⎯can result in a fracture. Easily broken bones like these are known as fragility fractures. Keep reading to learn more.
Causes & Triggers
Signs & Symptoms
- Apparent deformity or break
- Inability or limited ability to move limb
Tips & Treatment
- In addition to treating the fracture with slinging, splinting or casting and physical therapy, the underlying cause (bone loss due to osteoporosis) also must be addressed.
- Non-surgical treatment for osteoporosis focuses on lifestyle changes including exercise, nutrition, prescription vitamins and fall prevention education.