Risk Factors of Osteoporotic Fractures
The primary goal of treating osteoporosis is to reduce the risk of fractures that are associated with tremendous socioeconomic implications. Often a fragility fracture is the first manifestation of the disease osteoporosis, and a high number of patients sustaining a low-trauma fracture do not show densitometric evidence of osteoporosis. Therefore, there is a definitive need to better identify those who are at risk for fracture. Currently, tools combining bone mineral density and clinical risk fractures to assess fracture risk are under investigation.