Why it’s time to bone up on osteoporosis

Calling on GPs to help peers prevent fractures


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Minimal trauma fractures with potentially devastating consequences affect as many as 50% of Australian women and one in four men older than 60, yet fewer than 20% of these patients are investigated and treated for osteoporosis, according to an expert writing in the Medical Journal of Australia1.

Professor Peter Ebeling, head of Monash University Department of Medicine, wrote that despite the increased availability of effective drugs, there is still a wide gap between evidence and treatment.

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References: 1. Milat F & Ebeling PR Med J Aust 2016; 205 (4): 185-190.