Fracture, that is.
In other words, according to some new research, any fracture was predictive of more fractures in postmenopausal women.
Which is very important information for this group of women because fractures are not only much more common in older individuals, especially post-menopausal women, fractures in older folks are also a leading cause of major future disability and even death.
So never just accept the approach from your doctor that “Oh well, it’s just a fracture and it will heal.”
Always make sure, if you suffer a fracture and you’re of a certain vintage, that the state of your bones is adequately analyzed, and if you do have osteoporosis, that you treat it.