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Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures, Screening, 2018

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Recommendations: Screening for Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures

  • Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures:Screening -- Women 65 and Older
    Grade: B
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in women 65 years and older.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    risk factors for fractures include age, low body mass index, excessive alcohol consumption, current smoking, long-term corticosteroid use, previous fractures, and history of falls within the past year. 

  • Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Screening -- Postmenopausal women younger than 65 years at increased risk of osteoporosis
    Grade: B
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women younger than 65 years who are at increased risk of osteoporosis, as determined by a formal clinical risk assessment tool.

     

    See the Clinical Considerations section for information on risk assessment.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    risk factors for fractures include age, low body mass index, excessive alcohol consumption, current smoking, long-term corticosteroid use, previous fractures, and history of falls within the past year.  Clinicians should note that the presence of a given risk factor or a certain age does not represent a particular risk threshold. Although the risk of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures generally increases with age, the presence of multiple risk factors at a younger age may indicate that the risk-benefit profile is favorable for screening with bone measurement testing.

  • Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Screening --Men
    Grade: I
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for osteoporosis to prevent osteoporotic fractures in men.

     

    See the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    No Risk Factor Information currently available.

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