Chapter

Osteoporosis

Caitlyn Dowson

in Pain in Older People

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199212613
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199606924 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199212613.003.0004

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library Series Opml P

Osteoporosis

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• Established osteoporosis (i.e. with fractures) is a common cause of acute and chronic pain in older people. • These pains are multifactorial in origin and require careful assessment. • Other painful underlying pathologies must be excluded. • A wide variety of interventions exist to reduce pain in osteoporosis. • These must be tailored to the needs of each older person. • A multidisciplinary team is required.

Chapter.  3515 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Geriatric Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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