Practical management of fracture risk among peri- and postmenopausal women
This review focuses on management and prevention of fractures caused by osteoporosis among peri- and postmenopausal women.
Volume 112, Issue 5, Pages 782–790
Robert D. Blank, M.D., Ph.D.
Fractures and their consequences are the clinically important manifestation of osteoporosis; preventing fractures is the primary goal of management. Effective management is achievable given present knowledge and tools but is seldom prescribed. This review will cover the individual and social burden of fracture, essential information about fracture risk and its estimation, an approach to patient care emphasizing specific information to elicit and therapeutic strategies to pursue, and existing gaps in knowledge and important questions for future research.