Fragility fractures or Osteoporotic fractures and it’s prevention

Sat, 9th Mar 2024, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Humanity First Australia , Marsden Park, NSW

EVENT DETAILS

  • Fragility fractures increase morbidity, mortality and health care costs. 
  • Longevity is increasing the numbers of persons aged over 70 years in the community. This is a high-risk group. Over 70% of all fractures occur in women and men over 70 years of age.
  • Based on the 4.74 million Australians with poor bone health, 22% have osteoporosis and 78% have osteopenia. 
  • By 2022, it is estimated there will be 6.2 million Australians over the age of 50 with osteoporosis or osteopenia. 
  • Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are of increasing medical importance. For an adequate treatment strategy, an easy and reliable classification is needed. 

You will learn how you can achieve by changing lifestyle factors, such as nutrition and exercise, as well as pharmacological intervention to restore bone strength, and by preventing falls that are known to cause many fractures especially in the elderly.