Common Sites of Fractures Seen in White Women  With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Spine fractures or Vertebral compression fractures are the most common fracture seen in women with osteoporosis and peak in the mid 60s.

Wrist fractures peak early after menopause in the mid-50s. For this reason they are known as the Herald Fracture.

Hip fractures peak at 80 and are of two types, femoral neck and trochanteric. The femoral neck fracture is treated with a hip replacement, while typically the trochanteric fracture can be pinned. Each fracture type causes about 50% of the hip fractures.