Introduction: Falls


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Falls: Injury from either tripping over or falling from height.

Falls: When bones are weakened by osteoporosis, a simple fall can cause a fracture or break. This can result in a trip to the hospital, surgery, and possibly a long-term disabling condition. Osteoporosis is the cause of 1.5 million fractures each year. This includes more than 300,000 hip fractures. These fractures may put an end to independent living for as many as 1 out of 4 people with a broken hip. 1

Causes of Falls: Research more detailed information about the causes of Falls, other possibly hidden causes of Falls, or other general information about Falls.

Statistics and Falls: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Falls, prevalence and incidence statistics for Falls, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Osteoporosis - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

Last revision: May 29, 2003

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