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Osteoporosis-related fractures can impact a patient's life. Help your patients strengthen their bones and reduce their risk for fractures.1-4

View the resources below to learn about the burden of osteoporosis, barriers to medication adherence, and how healthcare professionals can help with disease management.

Osteoporosis fracture risk assessment and screening

In the second video of the Osteoporosis Clinical Insight Series, Dr. Watts discusses osteoporosis risk factors, screening for osteoporosis and fracture risk assessment.

Diagnosis and evaluation for osteoporosis

Dr. Watts describes how osteoporosis is diagnosed and its subsequent evaluation in this third video in the Osteoporosis Clinical Insights Series.

BMD measurement by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA): Acquisition and interpretation

In the final video of the Osteoporosis Clinical Insights Series, Dr. Watts takes a deep dive into DXA measurement of bone mineral density. Learn common pitfalls in DXA acquisition along with best practices to minimize such errors, what constitutes a good report, and the use of DXA-based equipment to identify vertebral fractures.

Optimizing patient care: Why patients are not taking their osteoporosis medications

Medication adherence is essential for reducing the risk of fractures.4,5 Learn what keeps patients from taking their medications, understand their perspective, and learn how you can provide guidance.

Role of primary care practitioner in post-fracture care

Primary care practitioners have a key role in postfracture care. In this video, learn how they can help patients who have experienced a fracture avoid subsequent fractures.6

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.7 Watch this video to review the pathophysiology, consequences, management tips, and clinical guidelines for osteoporosis.

Review of recently updated postmenopausal osteoporosis guidelines

Several societies have released updated clinical practice guidelines for postmenopausal osteoporosis. Examine recent updates to the AACE, ENDO, and IOF-ESCEO guidelines.

Recent concepts in osteoporosis management

Incidence of osteoporosis and osteoporosis related fractures are common and are projected to increase.8,9 Review the recent trends in the management of osteoporosis, including clinical guideline updates.

Narrowing the fragility fracture care gap

Post fracture care (PFC) programs are designed to systematically identify, diagnose, treat, and manage patients with osteoporosis, who are at high risk for secondary fractures because of compromised bone health.10 Learn about the gaps, benefits, implementation tips, and examples of a PFC program.

Osteoporosis in the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed osteoporosis care for patients. Review recommended management strategies of osteoporosis during the pandemic.

Quality measures for osteoporosis

Quality measures in osteoporosis management have been established by several organizations and are important in holding care to higher standards. Learn about the different organizations and measurements available to uphold quality of care.

Guideline recommendations for evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis

Evaluating patients for osteoporosis and their fracture risk requires consideration of several factors.4 Learn about tools and clinical risk factors to identify patients at high risk.

Communication strategies for osteoporosis patients

Patients may have questions and concerns about osteoporosis and treatment options. Explore communication strategies to help patients understand their diagnosis, and the benefits and risks of treatment.

Addressing the osteoporosis diagnosis gap

Diagnostic screening is critical for reducing the risk of fragility fractures.11 Learn about how the well-established DXA scan and new Biomechanical Computed Tomography (BCT) analysis can be utilized to address the gap in osteoporosis diagnosis.11


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AACE, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; ENDO, Endocrine Society; ESCEO, European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis; IOF, International Osteoporosis Foundation.

1. International Osteoporosis Foundation. Accessed August 22, 2023. 2. 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. 3. National Osteoporosis Foundation. Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. Washington, DC: National Osteoporosis Foundation; 2014. 4. Camacho PM, et al. Endocr Pract. 2020;26(suppl 1):1-46. 5. Walters S, et al. Clin Interv Aging. 2017;12:117-127. 6. Eisman JA, et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2012;27(10):2039-2046. 7. WHO Study Group. World Health Organ Tech Rep Ser. 1994;843:1-129. 8. Wright NC, et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2014;29:2520-2526. 9. Lewiecki EM, et al. JBMR Plus. 2019;3:e10192. 10. Miller AN, et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015;97:675-81. 11. Keaveny TM, et al. Osteoporos Int. 2020;31:1025-1048.

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