oa South African Family Practice - A rational approach to the treatment of osteoporosis : CPD
|Article Title||A rational approach to the treatment of osteoporosis : CPD|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Publication Date||Oct 2007|
|Pages||26 - 34|
Osteoporosis is a common, costly and serious disease. The life-time risk of an osteoporotic fracture in Caucasian women approximates 50%. Epidemiologic fracture data in South Africa are limited, but the incidence of osteoporosis appears to be similar in white, Indian and mixed ancestry (Coloured) females.
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