The Clinical Management of Osteoporosis
The clinical presentation of a patient with osteoporosis will determine the diagnostic work-up and attention should be given to excluding causes of secondary osteoporosis especially in patients with vertebral fractures. This will not be discussed further and this short review will focus on the management of the patient in whom the diagnosis primary osteoporosis has been made. The overall management consists of an integrated approach including general measures, nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions aiming at preventing osteoporotic fractures in patients who have not fractured yet or in those who have already sustained a fragility fracture. This subject has been recently reviewed elsewhere [1,2].
KeywordsBone Mineral Density Vertebral Fracture Bone Turnover Prevalent Vertebral Fracture Antifracture Efficacy
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