Sarcopenia, osteoporosis and the burden of prevalent vertebral fractures: a cross-sectional study of 350 women with hip fracture.

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Summary of "Sarcopenia, osteoporosis and the burden of prevalent vertebral fractures: a cross-sectional study of 350 women with hip fracture."

The concurrent presence of sarcopenia and osteoporosis may enhance fracture risk.


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Name: European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine
ISSN: 1973-9095


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