New tool to assess bone fracture risk

The launch of a new self-assessment of fracture risk tool could help doctors tackle the problem of undertreatment in osteoporosis, say endocrinologists.

The “Know Your Bones” online tool was launched by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Osteoporosis Australia this week.

The tool assess bone fracture risk by taking into account age, gender, weight, history of fracture, bone mineral density,