Estimating the Long-Term Functional Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures

Published in: Osteoporosis International [Epub June 2017]. doi: 10.1007/s00198-017-4110-4

Posted on RAND.org on August 03, 2017

by Shira H. Fischer, Kandice A. Kapinos, Andrew W. Mulcahy, Lionel Pinto, Orla Hayden, Richard Barron

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Although fractures are associated with short-term reductions in functional status, there is limited information on longer-term burden of fracture. This study documents evidence of an association between fractures and significant declines and functional health and activities that persist but attenuate beyond two years.

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