Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Brittle Bones Outlook

What to expect with osteoporosis:

  • After menopause, about half of all women will suffer a fractured bone because of osteoporosis.
    • About 25 percent will have a fracture of a vertebra in the back.
    • About 15 percent will have a hip fracture.
  • With treatment, about 80 percent of those with osteoporosis have improvement in bone strength.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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