Update on Osteoporosis

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Orthopedics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 68

Special Issue Editors

Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery Unit, Department of Aging, Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Sciences, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: trauma surgery; fracture; infection; arthroplasty; osteoporosis; knee surgery; hip; sports injuries; bone loss
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Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery Unit, Department of Aging, Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Sciences, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: trauma surgery; orthopedic; hip fracture; arthroplasty; osteoporosis; bone tumors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Osteoporosis is a disorder that affects the female sex most frequently, although it can impact the male sex with effects that are equally devastating. Globally, it is estimated that approximately 20% of men aged 50 or over will experience an osteoporotic fracture, with the disease commonly remaining undiagnosed and untreated despite the episode. The risk of fracture, which can be as high as 27% in those over 50, supersedes the risk of developing prostate cancer (11.3%), a fact that goes mostly unnoticed. The mortality rate following a femur fracture increases proportionately with age and peaks within the first 12 months following the trauma. However, within the first 6 months, the fatality rate in men doubles that of their female counterparts of the same age, and it is calculated that one third of men die within a year of experiencing a femur fracture. Great attention should be given to disease prevention, non-modifiable risk factors, and reductions in modifiable risk factors. In addition to risk factors that are common to both genders, primary or secondary hypogonadism, resulting in testosterone deficiency and treated with androgen deprivation therapy (for prostate cancer treatment), should also be considered.

We welcome colleagues who are involved in osteoporosis research on risk factors, prevention, and treatment in men to contribute original articles or reviews to this Special Issue.

Dr. Tommaso Greco
Dr. Carlo Perisano
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • osteoporosis
  • hip fracture
  • fragility fracture
  • survival
  • elderly

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