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Approach and Assessment of Osteoporosis: Identifying and Managing Risk

Ang Seng Bin
The Singapore Family Physician Vol 44 No 3 - Osteoporosis
7 - 10
1 July 2018
With an ageing population, the incidence of osteoporotic fractures leading to deaths and impairment in quality of life. However, despite the availability of effective treatments, osteoporosis is often under-diagnosed and under-treated. Primary fracture prevention means detection of osteoporosis early with timely appropriate treatment to improve the bone and lifestyle and environment optimisation to reduce falls. We propose a population-based combined with high-risk prescreening for measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) to reduce the incidence of fractures in the population.