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.

Osteoporosis Interactive

Women are more likely to have osteoporosis-related fractures* than to be diagnosed with breast cancer.2,† Understand which of your patients could be at risk and how a diagnosis could impact their daily life.

Fragility fractures and osteoporosis warning signs

Osteoporosis is underdiagnosed and undertreated in patients who sustain a fragility fracture.3,4 Watch this video to learn how fragility fractures could be a warning sign for osteoporosis.2

Introduction to osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures.5 Watch this video to review the pathophysiology, consequences, management tips, and clinical guidelines of osteoporosis.

Recent trends in osteoporosis

The rate of osteoporosis-related fractures has increased, but the rate of diagnosis of osteoporosis has decreased.6-8 In this video, learn about recent trends in osteoporosis that could help you identify and treat patients with osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis post-fracture care patient education chapter book

Using the patient education chapter book, learn about ways to reduce the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures, including at home steps that can be taken to care for your bones after an osteoporosis-related fracture, and how caregivers can help patients.

Prevalence of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects 200 million women, worldwide.9 Learn about the incidence and treatment rates of fragility fractures in this population.

Burden of osteoporosis

Fragility fractures result in more hospitalizations than breast cancer, stroke, or myocardial infarction.10 Explore its significant clinical and personal burden on patients with osteoporosis.


Improving patient care

Role of a primary care practitioner in post-
fracture care

Proper diagnosis can help prevent future
fractures associated with progressive bone
loss and aging11,12

*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. Watts NB, et al. Endocr Pract. 2010;16(suppl 3):1-37. 3. International Osteoporosis Foundation. Accessed August 22, 2023. 4. Yusuf AA, et al. Arch Osteoporos. 2016;11:31. 5. WHO Study Group. World Health Organ Tech Rep Ser. 1994;843:1-129. 6. Wright NC, et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2014;29(11):2520-2526.2014;29(11):2520-2526. 7. Lewiecki EM, et al. JBMR Plus. 2019;3(9):e10192. 8. Lewiecki EM, et al. Hip fractures and declining DXA testing: at a breaking point? Presented at: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting. September 16-19, 2016; Atlanta, GA. Abstract 1077. 9. International Osteoporosis Foundation. about-osteoporosis/epidemiology. Accessed August 22, 2023. 10. Singer A, et al. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015;90:53-62. 11. National Osteoporosis Foundation. Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. Washington, DC: National Osteoporosis Foundation; 2014. 12. Siris ES, et al. Osteoporos Int. 2014;25:1439-1443.

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