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Distal Radius Fracture – Osteoporosis Evaluation

April 4, 2021


Because fractures of the distal radius happen so often in elderly people with abnormal bone density or osteoporosis, if you've had a distal radius fracture and you're in the elderly population, and especially if you've had a fracture that's in the setting of other fractures in the recent past, it's important to talk to your doctor about getting evaluated for osteoporosis. There are standardized tests, commonly referred to as bone density tests or a DEXA scan, that will determine your actual bone density, and therefore the likelihood that you will, or are at risk for, fracturing a bone such as the distal radius.

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