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What is the most common cause of bone fractures among older adults?

Falls are the leading cause for emergency room (ER) visits and overnight hospital stays for adults 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional falls are the most common cause of bone fractures among older adults, which can affect the hips, arms, legs, hands, pelvis and spine. Additionally, falls can result in severe bruising and head trauma, including traumatic brain injuries with long- and short-term consequences. 

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