Management of osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
Osteoporosis is a common bone disease characterised by reduced bone mass which is associated with an increased risk of low-trauma fractures. Fractures are an important cause of morbidity, and patients who suffer hip fractures and vertebral fractures have a decreased life expectancy compared with population-based controls.
This Guidelines summary covers risk factors associated with fragility fracture, and includes a treatment pathway.