Division of Rheumatology (Muscles, Tendons and Joints) Phone: (718) 661-7105

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Phone: (718) 670-2558

To learn more about osteoporosis, visit our Osteoporosis page in Health Information.

Osteoporosis is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and an increase in bone porosity and fragility, contributed to by a loss in estrogen. Estrogen loss results in decreased bone strength and quality. This condition is not acutely life- threatening,but can lead to fractures of the hip and spine along with various complications. Complications from an osteoporotic fracture may significantly impact a patient’s daily activities and quality of life.

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