Not all vertebral fractures in older people are due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis therefore has to be proven prior to starting treatment.
A history of fractures of the spine, wrist or hip would suggest osteoporosis. One of the tests for osteoporosis is the DEXA (D
bsorptiometry). With this examination it is not only possible to confirm osteoporosis but also to determine the degree of osteoporosis.The FRAX score
is also a very helpful and easy questionnaire to identify this risk.
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