Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that results in low bone mass and strength, microarchitectural deterioration, and an increase in fractures. All bones become more fragile and susceptible to fracture as the condition progresses, with the vertebrae, wrist, hip, pelvis, humerus, clavicle, femur, and tibia/fibula accounting for the vast majority of all fractures.
Around the world, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are at risk of an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis is now a largely treatable condition and, with a combination of lifestyle changes and appropriate medical treatment, many fractures can be avoided.