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Osteoporosis weakens the bones, making them more fragile and easier to break (fracture). Falls are a leading cause of fracture in people with osteoporosis. These fractures can affect any bone in the body, but fractures occur most often occur in the hip, wrist and spine. Preventing falls is important for people with osteoporosis. The good news is that falls can often be prevented by following these indoor and outdoor safety tips.
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