At six months following a hip fracture—ALL hip fractures, mind you---is it basically about 95% of those that can at this stage walk across a room unaided? 85% maybe? Try…………………..15%. Yes. 15% who would then be able to do this simple task. What this suggests is that this is no normal fracture to get! And yet, it’s often this area that fractures when Osteoporosis exists!!!
The number of Osteoporosis-related hip fractures will double to triple over the next 30 years.
Half of all women over 50 will experience an Osteoporosis-related stress fracture eventually.
One in four women over 50 who experience an Osteoporosis-related hip fracture become disabled as a result.
One in five, of those, permanently move to a nursing home within a year of that fracture as a result of it.
4 times as many men, and nearly 3 times as many women, have Osteoporosis than those who have been able to report as having it.
25% of those experiencing a hip fracture never walk again.
75% of those over 50 who experience a hip fracture never experience a full recovery.
With all those stats in mind, did you know that it has already been PROVEN that bone density screening--of ALL kinds--are able to decrease hip fractures by at LEAST 36%?
(AND ARE YOU UP TO DATE WITH YOUR SCREENING?)