Screening for Osteoporosis
- All women age 65 or older, regardless of risk factors
Postmenopausal women under age 65 with one or more risk factors for osteoporosis (beside menopause) such as:
- Personal history of fracture as an adult
- History of fracture in a first-degree adult relative
- Current smoking
- Weight less than 127 pounds
- Postmenopausal women who present with fractures (to check for osteoporosis and determine the severity of the disease)
- Women who are considering therapy for osteoporosis
- Women who have been on hormone replacement therapy for prolonged periods
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.aaos.org/ .
National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: http://www.nof.org/ .
5/16/08 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance : Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, Hopkins R Jr, Forciea MA, Owens DK; Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians. Screening for osteoporosis in men: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:680-684.
- Reviewer: Marcin Chwistek, MD
- Review Date: 09/2011 -
- Update Date: 09/22/2011 -