Picture of Hip Fracture
Hip fractures typically occur as a result of a fall. With osteoporosis, hip fractures can occur as a result of trivial accidents. Hip fractures may also be difficult to heal after surgical repair because of poor bone quality.
Osteoporosis Slideshow: Are Your Bones at Risk?
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Text: MedicineNet - "Osteoporosis"