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Senile osteoporosis

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  • Posted By: Monrizzy
  • October 31, 2009
  • 01:44 AM

My 95 year old grandmother recently broke her hip. She is bed ridden in a nursing home and has recently had her left leg amputated below the knee. They are saying that her hip fracture is due to Senile osteoporosis. This is the first that anyone in our family has even heard mention of such a diagnosis.

Don't they have to test for such a condition prior to doing an amputation? Also, does anyone know how quickly such a condition could set in? At the age of 95 you'd think that we would have heard something about Senile osteoporosis before it lead to a broken hip.

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