[Osteoporosis - whom to treat? The importance of FRAX® in Switzerland].

@article{Lippuner2012OsteoporosisW,
  title={[Osteoporosis - whom to treat? The importance of FRAX® in Switzerland].},
  author={K Lippuner},
  journal={Therapeutische Umschau. Revue therapeutique},
  year={2012},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={207-13}
}
The WHO fracture risk assessment tool FRAX® is a computer based algorithm that provides models for the assessment of fracture probability in men and women. The approach uses easily obtained clinical risk factors (CRFs) to estimate 10-year probability of a major osteoporotic fracture (hip, clinical spine, humerus or wrist fracture) and the 10-year probability of a hip fracture. The estimate can be used alone or with femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) to enhance fracture risk prediction… CONTINUE READING