Fracture Liaison Service
Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the mesh-like structure inside the bone becomes damaged. It literally means “porous bones.” The bone structure may be thin if either too much bone tissue has been lost or if not enough bone tissue has been made. When the internal strands of the bone become too thin (lose density), the bones become weak and can fracture or break easily.
When a bone with osteoporosis is broken, it is called a “fragility fracture.” Though fragility fractures can occur anywhere in the body, the most common occurrences are: