Can Osteoporosis Treatment Reduce Shoulder Fractures?

Study indicates some value, particularly during early years of treatment

Terry Stanton

Osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures constitute about 10 percent of all geriatric fractures, noted Anshu Singh, MD, of Kaiser Permanente San Diego, during the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) 2013 Specialty Day session on shoulder trauma and arthroplasty. But the impact of osteoporosis treatment on these fractures has not been measured, nor have such fractures been taken into account when assessing the value of osteoporosis screening and treatment.

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