Unresolved issues in osteoporosis in men.
Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders | Published : 2001
Fragility fractures in men are a public health problem. The increasing longevity in men is likely to increase the public health burden of fractures in men. This problem remains unrecognized by doctors, the public and governments. About one third of all hip fractures occur in men but the incidence and gender ratio varies from country to country for reasons that are not understood. The prevalence of spine fractures is about half that of women in most studies, but similar to that of women in several other studies. The incidence of spine fractures is uncertain but is likely to be about half that of women except in 80+ year olds, when it appears to be similar. The causes of the higher mortality i..View full abstract