Your Resource Center for Osteoporosis Education

Help your patients strengthen their bones

Burden of Disease

Globally, approximately 1 in 3 women ≥ 65 years of age who experience vertebral fractures are not diagnosed.1 Learn why screening plays an essential role in helping patients strengthen bones and what you as a physician can do to help prevent, diagnose, and manage this serious condition.

Use this interactive module to assess osteoporosis risk and identify early warning signs. Use this interactive module to assess osteoporosis risk and identify early warning signs.

Fragility fractures: Warning signs for osteoporosis

Understand why fragility fractures are warning signs for osteoporosis and subsequent fracture risk, and learn about the possible clinical, personal, and economic burden associated with fragility fractures.2-5

Break the pattern: Communicate the risk with your patients

Women are more likely to have osteoporosis-related fractures* than to be diagnosed with breast cancer.6† Understand which of your patients could be at risk and how a diagnosis could impact their daily life.

Improving patient care

Osteoporosis screening, diagnosis, and
treatment of high-risk patients

Proper diagnosis can help prevent future
fractures associated with progressive bone
loss and aging5,7

*2006 new cases, women all ages. 2005 annual incident all ages.

1. Delmas PD, et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2005;20:557-563. 2. Kanis JA, et al. Bone. 2004;35:375-382. 3. Camacho PM, et al. Endocr Pract. 2020;26(suppl 1):1-46. 4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: US Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of Surgeon General, 2004. 5. National Osteoporosis Foundation. Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. Washington, DC: National Osteoporosis Foundation; 2014. 6. Watts NB, et al. Endocr Pract. 2010;16(suppl 3):1-37. 7. Siris ES, et al. Osteoporos Int. 2014;25:1439-1443.

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