Are you certain you are screening and treating all your patients at risk of increased risk of fragility fracture?
In a large cross-sectional European study, the patterns of real-world osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment were investigated among 3,798 women aged 70+ years who presented randomly to primary care.
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APPROXIMATELY 1 IN 3 WOMEN AGED >70 YEARS WILL BREAK A BONE DUE TO OSTEOPOROSIS IN HER REMAINING LIFETIME1
Osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually worldwide, of which more than 4.5 million occur in Europe and USA.2
According to studies, the general incidence of fragility fracture in women
is higher than the incidence of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined.3–5
WOMEN LOSE BONE MASS AND EXPERIENCE HIGHER INCIDENCE OF FRACTURES AS THEY AGE6,7
Studies show that women lose bone mass as they age, which happens in parallel with an increase in hip and vertebral fracture incidence.6,7
Across the globe, people are living longer, and by 2020 adults >60 years will outnumber the amount of children <5 years for the first time in history. This increase in lifespan has seen an increase in the amount of cases of long-term conditions such as osteoporosis - making this a major public health problem.8
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- Van Staa TP, et al. Bone 2001;29:517–22.
- Osteoporosis Australia. Ageing well must be a global priority. Available at: https://www.osteoporosis.org.au/ageing-well-must-be-global-priority. Last accessed: May 2021