IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUALS AT INCREASED RISK OF FRACTURE CAN GUIDE TREATMENT STRATEGIES1
Tools have been developed in order to assess fracture risk in postmenopausal women. These include individualized models which integrate known clinical risk factors and BMD assessments.1
Additionally, the FRAX® model has been developed from studying population-based cohorts in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia to provide algorithms for the 10-year probability of both hip and major osteoporotic fractures.1
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BMD: bone mineral density; FRAX: Fracture Risk Assessment Tool; IOF: International Osteoporosis Foundation.
- Kanis JA, et al. Osteoporos Int. 2013;24:23–57.