Indications and Outcomes of Osteoporosis and Bone Modulation Therapies
Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am
Osteoporosis is a disorder of bone strength that leads to an increased risk of fractures. It is most commonly seen in patients aged 50 or older, although it can sometimes occur at a younger age if there are other comorbidities present. The most common cause of osteoporosis by far is menopause, although it also occurs in men, usually with higher morbidity rates than those seen in women. There are many treatment options available, such as anabolics and antiresorptives, with many more currently being developed. However, osteoporosis remains grossly unrecognized and untreated, resulting in a significant strain on the American economy.
School of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism