The ASBMR has reviewed and endorsed a position statement issue by The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
The AAOS believe that hip fractures should be a public health priority and target of health system reform given the increasing burden of disease.
Hip fracture is a serious and costly public health problem. According to the 2004 Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis, "The bone health of Americans appears to be in jeopardy."
Please read the full statement.
© May 1999. Revised December 2008 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.