Osteoporosis means decrease in the density of the bones and is more common in women than men. It is the most common reason for the broken bones among the older adults. Usually broken bones are back bones, the bone of the forearm and the hip bone.
It becomes more common with the growing age and may also occur due to other diseases or chronic treatments. Compression vertebral fracture without motor/sensory weakness can be treated safely by vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty (inserting biological cement in the vertebral body with long needle under local anesthesia with C-arm guidance). Many people have no symptoms of Osteoporosis until the bone fracture occurs and can only be diagnosed using radiography and by measuring the Bone Mineral Density (BMD). Medicines for osteoporosis have to continue lifelong.