Most Seniors Who Break Bones in Falls Not Tested, Treated for Cause

by Bruce Montgomery March 24, 2014

(SeniorJournal.com, March 24, 2014) – Half of all women and one-quarter of all men will suffer at least one fragility fracture after age 50. Older people who break a bone in a fall from no greater than their standing height - called a “fragility fracture” - are two to five times more likely to suffer another than someone who has not suffered such a break. And it appears to be progressive – if they suffer a second facture the odds of a third are even higher. Surprisingly, most of these seniors are not tested or treated for what causes most of these fractures. Read more…


Bruce Montgomery
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Dr. Bruce Montgomery is a licensed building contractor in Michigan and Florida. He is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist as designated by the National Association of Home Builders. He has also achieved an Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California. He has a wide ranging educational background, including a Master of Science degree in Entomology, with a Master of Science degree in Forestry and a Ph.D. in educational administration.




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