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The effects of Covid-19 on osteoporosis testing

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In honor of National Osteoporosis Month (May 2021), the Fracture Prevention Coalition is sharing helpful facts and infographics. 

This infographic offers a glance at the major effects that osteoporosis testing is facing due to Covid-19. Because of the already reduced number of DXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) tests being offered, patients around the country will suffer from bone fractures. These fractures can be especially devastating in older Americans, who are also at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19. A bone fracture can lead to loss of independence, long-term hospitalization, and in some cases, death.

These fractures are preventable with proper testing and treatment of osteoporosis. 

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