Guidelines for the use of biochemical markers of bone turnover in osteoporosis (2004)

A definition of osteoporosis was agreed upon at the 1993 consensus conference held in Hong Kong. It states that osteoporosis is “characterized by low bone mass and the microarchitectural deterioration of bony tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture.” This definition had been internationally used without revision… (More)