Journal article

Osteoporosis in men

E Seeman

Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology | BAILLIERE TINDALL | Published : 1997

Abstract

Hip fractures in men account for one third of all hip fractures and have a higher mortality than in women. The public health burden will increase as the increase in the numbers of elderly men in the community increases. In addition, the age-specific incidence of hip fractures may be increasing in some, but not all, countries. Vertebral fractures may be a public health problem as recent studies suggest that the prevalence in the community is 20-30%, similar to that reported in women. Forearm fractures should probably not be regarded as a public health problem. Peak bone mass is higher in men than women because men have bigger bones. Peak bone mineral density is the same. The amount of trabecu..

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