Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss associated with an increased risk of fractures. Learn what you can do to prevent osteoporosis, or if you have been diagnosed with the condition, how to keep it from getting worse.
Review Date: December 12, 2012
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
This online patient education fact sheet provides information about prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for osteoporosis, a common bone disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily--especially in the hip, spine, and wrist.
Review Date: March 11, 2013
NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center
If you are taking drugs known as bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis, learn about a possible risk of a rare type of thigh bone (femoral) fracture issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Review Date: October 06, 2012
U.S. Food and Drug Administration