New osteoporosis guidelines aim to remove ambiguity

The first update to GP osteoporosis guidelines in seven years clarifies recommendations on investigations such as densitometry, and treatments such as denosumab and strontium ranelate.

The guidelines, released by the RACGP in conjunction with Osteoporosis Australia, are a reflection of new treatments and changes in the evidence since 2010, says RACGP president Dr Bastian Seidel.

“[They] provide GPs with timely and much needed expert guidance to better detect, diagnose, and manage patients with osteoporosis. They will take away the ambiguity that has previously been