Osteoporosis International

, Volume 22, Issue 11, pp 2789–2798

Towards a diagnostic and therapeutic consensus in male osteoporosis

  • J. A. Kanis
  • G. Bianchi
  • J. P. Bilezikian
  • J.-M. Kaufman
  • S. Khosla
  • E. Orwoll
  • E. Seeman
Position Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-011-1632-z

Cite this article as:
Kanis, J.A., Bianchi, G., Bilezikian, J.P. et al. Osteoporos Int (2011) 22: 2789. doi:10.1007/s00198-011-1632-z



The consensus views on osteoporosis in men are reported.


A workshop was convened within a meeting on osteoporosis in men to identify areas of consensus amongst the panel (the authors) and the participants of the meeting.


A public debate with an expert panel on preselected topics was conducted.

Results and Conclusions

Consensus views were reached on diagnostic criteria and several aspects on the pathophysiology and treatment of osteoporosis in men.


Bone mineral densityBone qualityFracture riskGonadal hormone statusObesityTestosteroneTreatmentT-score

Copyright information

© International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Kanis
    • 1
  • G. Bianchi
    • 2
  • J. P. Bilezikian
    • 3
  • J.-M. Kaufman
    • 4
  • S. Khosla
    • 5
  • E. Orwoll
    • 6
  • E. Seeman
    • 7
  1. 1.WHO Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone DiseasesUniversity of Sheffield Medical SchoolSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Division of RheumatologyGenoaItaly
  3. 3.Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of EndocrinologyGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium
  5. 5.College of Medicine, Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  6. 6.Bone and Mineral UnitOregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  7. 7.Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Austin HealthUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia