Para que a primeira fratura seja a última The first fracture will be the last

 

WHO HAD A VERTEBRAL FRACTURE WILL HAVE ANOTHER IN SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS.

 

    A VERTEBRAL FRACTURE PREDICTS A HIP FRACTURE.

 

     WHO HAD A HIP FRACTURE HAS TWICE AS MANY CHANCES OF BREAKING THE OTHER HIP.

 

     WHO HAD A WRIST FRACTURE HAS LOW BONE MASS.

 

Thousands of people have fractures every day ...

In people over 50 years old, most of them are related to osteoporosis.

New fractures follow these fractures !!

 

BEYOND HIP FRACTURES, OTHER FRACTURES DRAMATICALLY COMPROMISE THE EXPECTATION AND LIFE QUALITY.

 

THE PROJECTION FOR THE COMING YEARS IS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF FRACTURES REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATIONS AND      SURGERIES, CAUSING ENORMOUS SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL  COSTS TO THE SOCIETY.

 

HALF OF ALL HIP FRACTURES OCCUR IN PATIENTS WHO HAS HAD ANY FRAGILITY FRACTURE, AFTER A MINIMAL TRAUMA.

 

WE ARE ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTED TO THE GLOBAL EFFORT               TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF FRACTURES.

 

THE ONLY EFFECTIVE WAY TO REVERSE THIS IS PREVENTING     AND AVOIDING NEW FRACTURES.

 

 

PROPER TREATMENT REVERSES THE PROCESS

OF SUBSEQUENT FRACTURES

 

 

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The risk of a subsequent fracture remains high for more than 10 years after the initial fracture and is higher during the first year.

 

Center JR, Bliuc D, Nguyen TV et al (2007) Risk of subsequent fracture after low-trauma fracture in men and women. JAMA 297:387–394

Johnell O, Kanis JA, Oden A et al (2004) Fracture risk following an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporos Int 15:175–179

 

Fractures in any site are risk factors for subsequent fractures among elderly men and women.

 

National Arthritis and Musculoskeetal  Woolf A, Pfleger B. Burden of major musculoskeletal conditions. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 2003;81(9):646–56. Conditions Advisory Group (NAMSCAG).

National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions Advisory Group (NAMSCAG). Evidence to support the national action plan for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis: Opportunities to improve health–related quality of life and reduce the burden of disease and disability. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2004.       

    

 

Existing vertebral fractures significantly increase the risk of new vertebral and hip fractures, and the investigation of any low-impact fracture is strongly recommended.

 

Access Economics. The burden of brittle bones: costing osteoporosis in Australia. Canberra: Access Economics Pty Ltd, 2001.

Cooley H, Jones G. A population–based study of fracture incidence in southern Tasmania: lifetime fracture risk and evidence for geographic variations within the same country. Osteoporosis International 2001;12(2):124–30.

 

There was a marked increase in the incidence of hip fractures and all others within the first year after a vertebral fracture in both men and women.

 

Nguyen T, Center J, Sambrook P, et al. Risk factors for proximal humerus, forearm and wrist fractures in elderly men and women: The Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 2001;153(6):587–95.

National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions Advisory Group (NAMSCAG). Evidence to support the national action plan for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis: Opportunities to improve health–related quality of life and reduce the burden of disease and disability. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2004.