Bone fracture patients should be managed by a multi-disciplinary clinical team that includes case management to ensure that patients are being properly and fully evaluated and treated for osteoporosis and the risk of future fractures, according to clinical recommendations issued on Friday by the a international group of experts speaking at the annual American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) meeting that took place over the weekend in Orlando.
Their recommendations, which were published simultaneously on Friday in the society's Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, outline a course of clinical care for women and men, 65 years or older, who have had a hip or vertebral (spine) fracture.
"Osteoporosis-related fractures are undertreated, due in part to misinformation about recommended approaches to patient care and discrepancies among treatment guidelines," the authors wrote.
In this slideshow, we highlight the recommendations.
REFERENCE: Robert B. Conley Gemma Adib Robert A. Adler, et al. "Secondary Fracture Prevention: Consensus Clinical Recommendations from a Multistakeholder Coalition," Sept. 20, 2019. JBMR. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.3877