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A 76-year-old female was diagnosed with osteoporosis by radiologic exam. She is at high risk for: a. Bone infections b. Joint injuries c. Pathologic bone fractures d. Ssteomalacia

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b. joint injuries Explanation: Joint injuries can be caused by a variety of factors such as physical trauma, repetitive motions or overuse. These injuries can affect the joints in your body, including your hips, wrists and spine. Osteoporosis is a condition that leads to weakened bones, making them susceptible to fractures. This disease can develop silently over time without any noticeable pain or symptoms but will eventually lead to painful fractures. Most fractures caused by osteoporosis occur in the hip, wrist and spine.