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Editor's Correspondence
November 26, 2001

Osteoporosis Attitudes After a Colles Fracture

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

We read with great interest the article "Osteoporosis Follow-up After Wrist Fractures Following Minor Trauma" by Khan et al.1 After their retrospective study, the authors conclude that recognition of the potential of osteoporosis in such patients is inadequate based on the few changes that this fracture induced in the osteoporosis follow-up strategy or in its treatment. Although the criteria used to define what could be considered osteoporosis follow-up or osteoporosis treatment after a fragility fracture were not previously validated, a 50% rate of individuals receiving advice on osteoporosis after such a fracture is a not a low result.

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