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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.

Another point of view: The perspective of the patient with osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a chronic disease that can impact a patient's life.3 Learn about communication strategies that help patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options.

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

Screening for osteoporosis is the first step in mitigating fracture risk.3-5 In this video, learn what key questions to ask to identify patients at risk for osteoporosis and fractures, what tools can be used for risk assessment, and what patients are at high risk for fracture and eligible for treatment.

Patients are not taking their medications: Help them change their minds

Medication adherence is essential for reducing the risk of fractures.4,6 Learn what keeps patients from taking their medications, understand their perspective, and learn how you can provide guidance.

What have we learned from modeling bone decay?

This unique perspective uses real data and cutting-edge algorithms to demonstrate progressive bone loss associated with aging. The accelerated loss of trabecular and cortical bone after menopause is a key contributor to future fracture risk, which can be avoided with appropriate diagnosis and timely treatment.


Explore fragility fracture prevalence in your area

Use this interactive tool to demonstrate the prevalence of
osteoporosis Use this interactive tool to demonstrate the prevalence of osteoporosis

1. International Osteoporosis Foundation. Accessed January 18, 2021. 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. Papaioannou A, et al. CMAJ. 2010;182:1864-1873. 6. Walters S, et al. Clin Interv Aging. 2017;12:117-127.

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