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Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Osteoporosis Care

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Osteoporosis, a potentially devastating and debilitating disease, is a public health threat in the United States, as pointed out by Surgeon General Richard Carmona.1 Osteoporosis and the fractures it causes have significant physical consequences, including limited mobility, deformity, and chronic pain, as well as functional limitations, such as a loss of independence. Fractures and osteoporosis also have serious psychosocial outcomes that can include anxiety, depression, loss of self-esteem, and the lack of rewarding social roles.

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