Management of osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures



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This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for best practice in the management of osteoporosis and prevention of fractures. It addresses risk factors for fracture, commonly-used tools for fracture risk assessment, approaches to targeting therapy, pharmacological, and non-pharmacological treatments to reduce fracture risk in different patient groups, treatment of painful vertebral fractures and systems of care.

Guideline No.142
ISBN 978 1 909103 35 1
Published March 2015

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