TITLE

Clinical guidelines for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis: summary statements and recommendations from the Italian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology

AUTHOR(S)
Tarantino, Umberto; Iolascon, Giovanni; Cianferotti, Luisella; Masi, Laura; Marcucci, Gemma; Giusti, Francesca; Marini, Francesca; Parri, Simone; Feola, Maurizio; Rao, Cecilia; Piccirilli, Eleonora; Zanetti, Emanuela; Cittadini, Noemi; Alvaro, Rosaria; Moretti, Antimo; Calafiore, Dario; Toro, Giuseppe; Gimigliano, Francesca; Resmini, Giuseppina; Brandi, Maria
PUB. DATE
November 2017
SOURCE
Journal of Orthopaedics & Traumatology;Nov2017 Supplement, Vol. 18, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Background: The Italian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology conceived this guidance-which is primarily addressed to Italian orthopedic surgeons, but should also prove useful to other bone specialists and to general practitioners-in order to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis and its consequences.Materials and Methods: Literature reviews by a multidisciplinary team.Results: The following topics are covered: the role of instrumental, metabolic, and genetic evaluations in the diagnosis of osteoporosis; appraisal of the risk of fracture and thresholds for intervention; general strategies for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (primary and secondary prevention); the pharmacologic treatment of osteoporosis; the setting and implementation of fracture liaison services for tertiary prevention. Grade A, B, and C recommendations are provided based on the main levels of evidence (1-3). Toolboxes for everyday clinical practice are provided.Conclusions: The first up-to-date Italian guidelines for the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures are presented.
ACCESSION #
126260406

 

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