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    What is osteoporosis?

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    Osteoporosis Australia (OA) is a national not-for-profit. Our vision is Healthy Bones for all Australians. Education, awareness and research can help combat osteoporosis and reduce ... View Profile

    Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of fractures (breaks or cracks) than in normal bone.

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    Dr Irwin Lim

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    Irwin completed his Rheumatology training in 2003. The majority of his time is spent treating inflammatory arthritis and in particular rheumatoid arthritis and the spondyloarthritis. ... View Profile

    I thought I'd add a little to the above.

    Yes, osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile. 

    This causes the bone to be at much higher risk of breaking than normal bone.All bones break when enough force or trauma is applied to the bone. Osteoporotic bones will break at low levels of force, such as with a simple fall from a standing height. Such breaks are also known as Minimal Trauma fractures or Osteoporotic Fractures. 

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