‘A lot has changed’: New osteoporosis guidelines back FRAX tool

The recommendation was based on feedback from GPs, says Associate Professor Peter Wong.
Rachel Fieldhouse

GPs are now advised to use the Fracture Risk Assessment tool to determine future risk of major osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women and men over 50, according to updated guidance.

Patients should be referred for dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) if their fracture risk is ≥10%, with the BMD result used to re-stratify their risk, while bisphosphonates can be used as first-line therapy for osteopenia.