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Treatment To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: An Update

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Predicting Fracture Risk

Risk scoring methods combine clinical risk factors with BMD testing results. One such tool is the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®). FRAX was developed by the World Health Organization. It uses race- and nation-specific risk factors, combined with patient-specific BMD data (at the femoral neck), to estimate the absolute 10-year risk of major osteoporotic fractures.