Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 2):S36-9
Prevention of osteoporotic fractures among high-risk groups of post- menopausal women
PC Leung, L Qin, SK Au
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. When bone mineral density and its changes are used as an endpoint measure, anti-resorptive drugs—alendronate and calcitonin—demonstrate better treatment effects compared with exercise or calcium supplements alone in high-risk patients.
2. Tai Chi exercise was beneficial for both the retardation of bone loss and enhancement of body function, including muscle strength and body balance factors, which may be associated with a better chance of fall prevention for high-risk subjects.