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Fragility fractures are widespread in the elderly, and they have a significant influence on their quality of life by restricting autonomy, increasing disability, and shortening their lifespan. Different factors contribute to the development of fractures in fragile people. Targeting fragile people before they develop a fracture may be the most difficult problem of all, because current diagnostic technologies have limits. This paper reviews the current information on the management of fragility fractures, including risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and the actual limitations of clinical therapy choices, as well as proposing new research questions.
Published Date: 2021-10-28; Received Date: 2021-09-09