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August 7, 2019

Fractures While Walking Leashed Dogs—Reply

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  • 1Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA Surg. Published online August 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2664

In Reply We thank Lewiecki for carefully considering and subsequently framing our epidemiological findings1 in the context of a broader societal crisis concerning the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. Indeed, identifying patients with osteoporosis prior to their first fracture is of principal importance and a necessary first step in initiating appropriate treatment to prevent potentially debilitating osteoporotic fractures.

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