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Editor's Correspondence
November 26, 2001

Osteoporosis Follow-up After Fracture

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(21):2633-2634. doi:

The article by Khan and colleagues1 found a low rate of osteoporosis follow-up after minor trauma wrist fractures. We have recently completed a similar study in people who had a hip fracture.2 We contacted 231 survivors of a hip fracture and found that only 9% were receiving a bisphosphonate therapy, hormone replacement therapy, or calcitriol therapy, and only 12% were taking calcium supplements alone. Only 10% had a bone density examination performed. Ironically, people younger than 65 years were more likely to be receiving treatment for osteoporosis despite the considerably greater risk of fracture for those older than 65 years.

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