Fragility Fractures: Risk Factors and Prevention

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  "Wrist fractures may be a sentinel event," stated Tamara  D. Rozental, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical  Center and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.  "Fractures of the distal radius are usually the first fragility fracture, so  they give us, as orthopaedic surgeons, a unique opportunity to intervene, which  might make a difference in preventing future injuries."

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