Checklist for Risk of Broken Bones and Osteoporosis

Part A:

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If you are over 50 and have checked one or more of the above, Osteoporosis Canada recommends that you talk to your doctor to see if you need a bone mineral density test and about doing a comprehensive fracture risk assessment with FRAX or CAROC.

If you are under 50, it is very unlikely that you need a bone mineral density test unless you have a chronic medical condition or medication that puts you at high risk for fractures. If you are unsure, speak to your doctor.

Part B:

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If you are over 50 and have checked one or more of the above, Osteoporosis Canada recommends that you talk to your doctor about getting checked for the possibility of a spine fracture. This is done with a regular back X-ray.

Part C:

Frequent falls can lead to broken bones.

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If you have checked one or more of the above, you are at risk of falling and you need to take steps to prevent falls.




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