Assessment of fracture risk

Sanford Baim

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Osteoporosis-related fractures are associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditure worldwide. The low sensitivity of bone density testing alone to predict fractures has led to the development of a variety of fracture assessment tools that use the combination of bone density and clinical risk factors to improve the prediction of low-trauma fractures. These fracture assessment tools quantitatively predict the 10-year probability of hip and major osteoporosis-related fractures, and can be used with various intervention strategies to effectively intervene with cost-effective therapies to prevent future fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-470
Number of pages18
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone density testing
  • Fracture
  • FRAX
  • Osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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