Management of osteoporosis

This guideline explores the selection of patients for referral or further investigation and monitoring, and treatment options. The objective is to ensure the timely identification of those individuals at highest risk of osteoporosis, as well as those who already have the disease. Patients who have already suffered a low impact fracture, including those who have just been admitted to hospital with such a fracture, are at highest risk.

Connect to: This guideline explores the selection of patients for referral or further investigation and monitoring,
and treatment options. The objective is to ensure the timely identification of those individuals at
highest risk of osteoporosis, as well as those who already have the disease. Patients who have
already suffered a low impact fracture, including those who have just been admitted to hospital
with such a fracture, are at highest risk. http://www.sign.ac.uk/pdf/sign71.pdf
 
Resource type: Evidence
Language: English
Library: Unscheduled Care - Fractured Neck of Femur
Format: .url file
 

Publishing details

Creator: Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
 

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Keywords: guidance, management of osteoporosis falls fractured neck of femur