03/22/2013 11:04 am ET

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too -- But They Probably Don't Know It

When a 77-year-old tennis player fell during a match and fractured his hip while on vacation in Key Largo, Fla., he became part of a little known, serious and growing problem among older men.

Three years after the accident, E. Neil Moore of suburban Philadelphia, not only can’t play tennis or run -- he feels too fragile to visit Florida on his own. When he broke his hip, Moore, now 80, was suffering from osteoporosis, a disease of fragile bones usually associated with women. Even though he's an expert in the electrophysiology of the heart who taught at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine for 40 years, wasn’t aware he had the condition.

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