What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that involves loss of bone tissue, making bones thinner, weaker, and more prone to fracture. Most frequently, bone fractures related to osteoporosis occur in the spine, hip, and wrist. The term osteoporosis literally means “porous bone.” Viewed microscopically, normal bone tissue has a honeycomb-like structure. In osteoporotic bone, larger gaps are visible where tissue has been lost.