FRACTURES SIGNIFICANTLY IMPAIR DAILY ACTIVITIES, AND CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT DISABILITY OR DEATH1,2
A bone fracture can lead to fatal consequences. Major osteoporotic fractures are associated with a significant increase in mortality, even in patients aged <65 years.3 In fact, as much as 20% of patients die within 1 year of experiencing a hip fracture.1,2,4
Older women greatly value their health and ability to live independently in the community.5 Unfortunately, a hip fracture can be a lasting limitation to even the most basic of daily tasks.4
Due to the physical consequences of a hip fracture, many patients do not regain their mobility.6 Only 1 in 4 patients aged ≤80 years may be able to walk outdoors unaided 12 months after a hip fracture and almost 50% of women aged >80 years may be "forced" to relocate from their own/sheltered home.7
Many patients at high risk of fracture are not being identified and treated. Identifying these individuals can support treatment to prevent fractures in the future.2
to find out about common risk factors for osteoporosis and fracture.
The estimated cost of fragility fractures in the EU is approximately €37 billion per year.8,9
Costs are expected to rise to over €75 billion in 2050.9
ADL: activity of daily living.
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