Risk of New Vertebral Fracture in the Year Following a Fracture

Vertebral fractures are associated with increased risk of further vertebral fractures, with resulting height loss and kyphosis, as well as increased risk of nonvertebral fractures. 6-10 This increased risk remains after correction for bone mineral density, itself a potent risk factor for fracture

Robert Lindsay

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • Vertebral fractures are associated with increased risk of further vertebral fractures, with resulting height loss and kyphosis, as well as increased risk of nonvertebral fractures. 6-10 This increased risk remains after correction for bone mineral density, itself a potent risk factor for fracture
  • Since many vertebral fractures are found by chance and it is difficult to date these fractures, we do not know whether time from fracture modifies the risk conferred by the fracture
  • Among the 381 participants who developed an incident vertebral fracture, the incidence of a new vertebral fracture in the subsequent year was 19.2%
  • Our data indicate that women who develop a vertebral fracture are at substantial risk for additional fracture within the year
  • Zealand to determine whether risk of vertebral fracture is increased in the period immediately following a vertebral fracture
  • We analyzed data from women in the placebo groups of 4 large clinical trials conducted at 373 study centers in North

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