Clinical Care Resources - Osteoporosis

This white paper identifies the personal and health system burden due to undiagnosed and untreated cases of osteoporosis. The authors highlight the care gap and recommend the need for appropriate assessment and treatment based on the 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines, through coordinated post fracture care programs using Case Management. 28 Pages.

This article provides a practical approach to the workup and management of osteoporosis in patients 65 years or older.  Recommendations on who to screen; clinical assessment and testing; interpretation of BMD results, how to treat, when to repeat BMD and referral to osteoporosis specialist.

This webpage provides multicomponent exercise recommendations to combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis.  A variety of related resources are linked to.

The CAROC assessment tool determines the basal 10 year risk of a major osteoporotic fracture in men and women.
2 Pages.

This site provides the clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis: Background and Technical report. 89 pages . There is also a summary article which provides a synopsis of the guidelines. 10 pages