Letters Preventing falls

Not at the expense of osteoporosis care

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39486.653009.3A (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:343
  1. Jonathan Bayly, associate lecturer,
  2. Tahir Masud, consultant physician
  1. 1Faculty of Education Health and Sciences, University of Derby, Derby DE22 1GB
  2. 2Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG5 1PB
  1. jonathan{at}bayly.org

    Järvinen et al remind us that falls assessment is too often ignored in people at high risk of fractures.1 However, we believe that falls assessment and prevention must be in addition to, and not at the expense of, osteoporosis treatment. The British Orthopaedic Association advocates a dual approach to fracture prevention,2 and indicators supporting both have been submitted …

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