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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, literally ‘holes in bones’, is a condition in which bones become less dense and fragile. A person with osteoporosis will have no pain, but can easily fracture her bones, especially bones of the wrist, spine or hip. Women are more likely to have osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis-Causes-Symptoms-Diagnosis-Treatment-FAQs
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Screening for Osteoporosis
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Osteopenia (Decreased Bone Density) - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
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Colles Fracture / Broken Wrist
Colles fracture or broken wrist is a wrist fracture, which occurs within an inch of the wrist joint. Colles fracture involves the forearm bone’s distal end of the radius... Read More
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