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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.

    Tools: No Tools currently available.

  • 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.

    Tools: No Tools currently available.

  • 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.

    Tools: No Tools currently available.

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