Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis both are serious conditions. However, because osteoporosis increases the risk of fracture, it is considered riskier than osteoarthritis. The complications that can occur after an osteoporotic fracture are shock, disrupted blood supply, internal bleeding or swelling of tissue, blood clots, blocked blood vessels, infection, death of bone tissues, reaction to internal fixation devices, regional pain, formation of extra-skeletal bones, etc.
For Osteoarthritis, a website suggests this condition ‘does not cause bone loss or fractures. On the contrary, it is associated with increased bone density and abnormal growths (osteophytes) due to the deficiency in bone resorption’.
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