Doctors are blasé about bone health, and it’s leading to more broken bones in the elderly

At the age of 89, my grandfather walked into the family room from his bedroom, forgetting he needed his walker. We’re still not quite sure exactly how he stumbled and hit the ground, but he ended up with a hip fracture.

At the age of 89, my grandfather walked into the family room from his bedroom, forgetting he needed his walker. We’re still not quite sure exactly how he stumbled and hit the ground, but he ended up with a hip fracture.

His doctors deemed him too high-risk for surgery, and so he was left bedbound for the next year until his immobility, along with another health issue, became too debilitating and he died.

Since his death, my family has often discussed how that one fall — and his undiagnosed osteoporosis that was revealed with the hip fracture — was the beginning of the end for him.

We also can’t get over how less than a year later, in the very same room where my grandfather fell, my grandmother stumbled and fractured her left arm in t87?lang=en”>@farah287 or via

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