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World J Orthop. Apr 18, 2016; 7(4): 218-228
Published online Apr 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i4.218
Understanding the pathogenesis of hip fracture in the elderly, osteoporotic theory is not reflected in the outcome of prevention programmes
Enrique Guerado, Rosa M Sandalio, Zaira Caracuel, Enrique Caso
Enrique Guerado, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital Costa del Sol, University of Malaga, 29603 Malaga, Marbella, Spain
Rosa M Sandalio, Zaira Caracuel, Enrique Caso, Research Unit, Hospital Costa del Sol, University of Malaga, 29603 Malaga, Marbella, Spain
Author contributions: Guerado E directed the paper, and wrote “The Medical Problem” and “The Social Problem”; Sandalio RM wrote “Genomics”; Caracuel Z wrote “Metabolomics”; Caso E wrote “Transcriptome”; the all authors were involved in editing the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare not conflict of interest. No potential bias in a study’s design, interpretation of it results or presentation of its scientific/medical content, including but not limited to commercial, personal, political, intellectual, or religious interests.
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Correspondence to: Enrique Guerado, Professor, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital Costa del Sol, University of Malaga, Autovia A-7. Km 187, 29603 Malaga, Marbella, Spain. eguerado@hcs.es
Telephone: +34-95-1976224
Received: October 28, 2015
Peer-review started: November 3, 2015
First decision: November 30, 2015
Revised: December 19, 2015
Accepted: December 29, 2015
Article in press: January 4, 2016
Published online: April 18, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: This paper rejects the role of osteoporosis in the pathogenesis of hip fracture and proposes medically-based political action to support new omics technologies to detect the risk of falls by elderly people, by detracting resources from those currently employed in the treatment of osteoporosis.