Breaks in the bones. People who have osteoporosis have a low bone density and also experience a greater risk of developing fractures than do others. In addition, individuals with OSTEOMALACIA, another low density BONE DISEASE, also have an increased risk for suffering from bone fractures.

Endocrinologists differentiate between fragility fractures and other fractures. Fragility fractures are those that occur with minimal or no trauma and are clearly a sign of decreased bone strength. This decreased bone strength is typically due to decreased bone density usually associated with abnormalities of the bone. Radiographic fractures are those seen on X-rays but that are not clinically significant to the patient. In contrast, a broken arm or leg that occurs in an accident is usually severely painful to the patient, who actively seeks treatment for the problem. Below are the list of fracture problem: