Problem bone health: It’s not just an issue for older women

By Elizabeth Szalay, MD, and Laura L. Tosi, MD

Younger patients are also at risk for bone health issues

Although the public certainly associates “osteoporosis” with “Grandma,” orthopaedic surgeons are becoming increasingly aware of bone health issues in young adults and even children. This phenomenon raises several challenges for the surgeons and physicians who treat younger patients.

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