Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among people who are old.Bones that commonly break include the back bones, the bones of the forearm, and the hip.Until a broken bone occurs there are typically no symptoms. Bones may weaken to such a degree that a break may occur with minor stress or spontaneously. Chronic pain and a decreased ability to carry out normal activities may occur following a broken bone.
Polish Portal of Osteoporosis (PPO) PPO was set up in 2003 by Polish Osteoarthrology Society and Polish Foundation of Osteoporosis. Within 4 years it has become one of the most popular sources of information on osteoporosis in Poland.