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Can antiresorptive medications help prevent osteoporotic hip fractures?

Clinical trials have studied some of the medicines given to prevent osteoporotic fractures, namely antiresorptive drugs. These drugs did not reduce the rate of hip fractures, probably because those at the highest risk of hip fractures (very elderly women in nursing homes) often were not eligible to participate in the studies. However, results were different for older women who definitely had osteoporosis and previous osteoporotic fractures. For them, the use of antiresorptive medications produced fewer hip fractures.

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