Pocket Reference to Osteoporosis

  • Serge Livio Ferrari
  • Christian Roux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Serge Livio Ferrari
    Pages 1-10
  3. Eugene V. McCloskey
    Pages 21-29
  4. Michael R. McClung
    Pages 43-57
  5. Piet Geusens, Joop van den Bergh
    Pages 71-80
  6. Socrates E. Papapoulos
    Pages 85-93
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 95-98

About this book


This book responds to the daily needs of all clinicians treating patients with osteoporosis and provides a key reference guide for any challenges that arise in clinical practice. This book also covers the genetics of the disease, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and current and upcoming treatment recommendations in accordance with the latest international guidelines. Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are greatly reduced, and as bones become more porous and fragile the risk of fracture increases greatly. It is one of the most common metabolic bone diseases globally with one in three women and one in five men at risk of an osteoporotic fracture, and can result in devastating physical, psychosocial, and economic consequences. However, in spite of this osteoporosis can often be overlooked and undertreated, thus there is a real need to raise awareness of this disease.


Bone mass Bone resorption DXA Fall prevention Fragility fracture FRAX Geriatrics Glucorticoid-induced osteoporosis Osteoporosis Post-menopausal osteoporosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Serge Livio Ferrari
    • 1
  • Christian Roux
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Bone DiseasesGeneva University Hospital and Faculty of MedicineGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyParis Descartes University Cochin HospitalParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26755-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26757-9
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