Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Estimated time to complete session: 45 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Evaluate elderly patients or patients at risk for low bone mass/osteoporosis using the FRAX algorithm, and consider the impact of fracture risk scores on patient management. 

2. Advise patients on appropriate prophylactic strategies for patients with low bone mass/osteoporosis.

3. Compare and contrast management with RANKL inhibitor vs bisphosphonates, and the pros and cons between various bisphosphonates.

4. Determine the risks and benefits of maintaining bisphosphonate treatment for greater than 5 years.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/14/2022

David T. Walsworth, MD, FAAFP – Course Chair; Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs; Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/14/2022
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