Diagnosis and assessing fracture risk

Learning objectives

Following completion of this course, physicians will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the risk factors for fragility fractures, and improve understanding of the tools available to estimate fracture risk
  • Describe the investigations available for the diagnosis and assessment of patients with osteoporosis

Help us understand current clinical practice by completing this survey

Please indicate the importance of the following statements in your clinical practice:

It is important to take the time to explain to patients the potential impact of fractures on their lives

It is important to use a fracture risk assessment tool when evaluating patients

Using the Genant vertebral fracture gradings helps to explain to patients the severity of their fracture(s)

It is important to screen my patients for secondary causes of osteoporosis

Using biochemical bone marker measures are an important part of assessing patients for bone loss

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