Fracture Risk

Fracture Risk

Fracture Risk

Understanding fracture risk

Fracture risk represents a significant concern for individuals as they age, presenting a substantial market opportunity for those in the healthcare sector. Unlike osteoporosis, which primarily emphasises bone density loss, fracture risk assessment delves into the probability of bone breakage, especially following minor trauma.

Fragility fractures, commonly affecting critical areas like wrists, hips, and spine, not only inflict physical pain but also pose significant challenges to mobility and independence.

Every year, around 300,000 people will go to hospital because of a fragility fracture in the UK

People who have had one fracture are at greater risk of another - around 23% of secondary fractures occur within a year of the first fracture.

One in five men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture due to weakened bones.

Bones are living tissue, which continue to remodel, reaching peak bone mass in a person in their late 20s.

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Every year, around 300,000 people will go to hospital because of a fragility fracture in the UK

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People who have had one fracture are at greater risk of another - around 23% of secondary fractures occur within a year of the first fracture.

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One in five men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture due to weakened bones.

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Bones are living tissue, which continue to remodel, reaching peak bone mass in a person in their late 20s.

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Fracture Risk

Osentia is a safe and accurate test that can help identify your risk of
fragility fractures before your prime.

Various factors contribute to fracture risk, presenting opportunities for intervention and prevention. This underscores the need for targeted preventative testing strategies in healthcare offerings.
Bone health declines with these risk factors in terms of its ability to resist and recover from an impact. Declining bone density decline reduces the bone’s ability to resist an impact, while disrupted bone proteins reduce the bone’s ability to recover from an impact. Having a more complete picture of bone health allows improved targeting of preventive healthcare initiatives.

Efforts to mitigate fracture risk can be enhanced by preventive measures and offering innovative solutions like Osentia.
By promoting regular exercise, balanced nutrition rich in calcium and vitamin D, and smoking cessation programs, stakeholders in the healthcare sector can empower individuals to actively reduce their fracture risk and preserve bone health. Early identification and management of risk factors not only enhance overall bone strength and resilience but also contribute to reducing the incidence of fragility fractures, aligning with broader healthcare objectives.

Collaboration among healthcare stakeholders can greatly enhance efforts to address fracture risk through strategic partnerships. These are focused on awareness, tailored interventions, and personalised healthcare solutions.
Pooling expertise and resources maximises impact in fracture prevention and management, benefiting both individuals and the broader healthcare ecosystem. Fracture risk presents a significant opportunity for healthcare stakeholders to drive impactful initiatives, advancing overall bone health and quality of life meeting key national healthcare objectives.

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Factors influencing fracture risk

Several risk factors contribute to an individual's susceptibility to fractures, independent of osteoporosis.
Understanding these risk factors is crucial for implementing preventive measures and reducing the likelihood of experiencing fragility fractures:
Medical history
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Medical history
Nutrition and diet
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Nutrition and diet
Physical inactivity
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Physical inactivity
Family history
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Family history
Smoking
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Smoking
Alcohol consumption
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Alcohol consumption
Fall risk
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Fall risk
Body weight and body composition
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Body weight and body composition

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What are fragility fractures?

Don’t wait until you suffer a break – take the Osentia test and find out your risk of fragility fractures, a common consequence of poor bone health.
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Fragility fractures are bone breaks or cracks following a minor bump or fall that would not be expected to damage the bone of a typical healthy adult.

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Fragility fractures are sometimes called a ‘silent disease’, as there are usually no tell-tale symptoms to alert you to the underlying bone health deterioration early on in its progression.