Latest Compression fracture Stories

2012-05-24 20:42:46

New IOF report forecasts dramatic rise in osteoporosis-related fractures due to aging of Brazilian population, with costly economic and social repercussions A new Audit report on fragility fractures, issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF),  predicts that Brazil will experience an explosion in the number of fragility fractures due to osteoporosis in the coming decades. Osteoporosis, a disease which weakens bones and makes them more likely to fracture, is...

2012-05-24 20:37:42

New IOF Audit compiles epidemiological data and quantifies burden; warns of impending explosion in number of fractures as ageing population surges The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), in cooperation with medical and patient societies from throughout Latin America, has today published a landmark report which compiles osteoporosis-related data on 14 countries and the region as a whole. The report shows that fragility fractures due to osteoporosis are predicted to more than double...

2012-03-21 14:19:11

Incidence of hip fracture in both men and women varies approximately 10-fold around the world An extensive study of country-specific risk of hip fracture and 10-year probability of a major fragility fracture has revealed a remarkably large geographic variation in fracture risk. Even accounting for possible errors or limitations in the source data, there was an astonishing 10-fold variation in hip fracture risk and fracture probability between countries. 'A systematic review of hip...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'