Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 247–257 | Cite as

Diagnostic criteria for primary osteoporosis: year 2012 revision

  • Satoshi SoenEmail author
  • Masao Fukunaga
  • Toshitsugu Sugimoto
  • Teruki Sone
  • Saeko Fujiwara
  • Naoto Endo
  • Itsuo Gorai
  • Masataka Shiraki
  • Hiroshi Hagino
  • Takayuki Hosoi
  • Hiroaki Ohta
  • Toshiyuki Yoneda
  • Tatsushi Tomomitsu
  • Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research and Japan Osteoporosis Society Joint Review Committee for the Revision of the Diagnostic Criteria for Primary Osteoporosis
Special Report


In 1995, the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Metabolism (now the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research) established the Osteoporosis Diagnostic Criteria Review Committee. Following discussion held at the 13th scientific meeting of the Society in 1996, the Committee, with the consensus of its members, proposed diagnostic criteria for primary osteoporosis. The Committee revised those criteria in 1998 and again in 2000. The Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research and Japan Osteoporosis Society Joint Review Committee for the Revision of the Diagnostic Criteria for Primary Osteoporosis aimed at obtaining international consistency and made a revised edition based on the new findings in 2012.


Diagnostic criteria Primary osteoporosis BMD Fragility fracture 


Conflict of interest



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Soen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masao Fukunaga
    • 2
  • Toshitsugu Sugimoto
    • 3
  • Teruki Sone
    • 4
  • Saeko Fujiwara
    • 5
  • Naoto Endo
    • 6
  • Itsuo Gorai
    • 7
  • Masataka Shiraki
    • 8
  • Hiroshi Hagino
    • 9
  • Takayuki Hosoi
    • 10
  • Hiroaki Ohta
    • 11
  • Toshiyuki Yoneda
    • 12
  • Tatsushi Tomomitsu
    • 13
  • Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research and Japan Osteoporosis Society Joint Review Committee for the Revision of the Diagnostic Criteria for Primary Osteoporosis
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology, Nara HospitalKinki University School of MedicineIkomaJapan
  2. 2.Kawasaki Medical SchoolKurashikiJapan
  3. 3.Internal Medicine 1Shimane University Faculty of MedicineIzumoJapan
  4. 4.Department of Nuclear MedicineKawasaki Medical SchoolKurashikiJapan
  5. 5.Health Management and Promotion CenterHiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty CouncilHiroshimaJapan
  6. 6.Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Regenerative and Transplant MedicineNiigata University Graduate School of Medicine and Dental SciencesNiigataJapan
  7. 7.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyHori HospitalYokohamaJapan
  8. 8.Research Institute and Practice for Involutional DiseasesAzuminoJapan
  9. 9.School of Health ScienceTottori University Faculty of MedicineYonagoJapan
  10. 10.Department of Clinical Research and DevelopmentNational Center for Geriatrics and GerontologyObuJapan
  11. 11.Clinical Medical Research CenterWomen’s Medical Center of Sanno Medical CenterTokyoJapan
  12. 12.Division of Hematology and OncologyIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  13. 13.Department of Radiological TechnologyKawasaki College of Allied Health ProfessionsKurashikiJapan

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