Women are at an enhanced risk of developing osteoporosis and broken bones. Osteoporosis affects 200 million women worldwide. This disease causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds worldwide. Osteoporotic fractures more commonly occur in the hip, spine and wrist. There are also significant mortality rates associated with hip fractures. Your practice is at the forefront of the fight against osteoporosis, debilitating fractures and loss of independence among women as menopause, hormonal changes or other factors trigger loss of bone mineral density and increases fracture risk among women. Our bone health and metabolic health solutions equip you with the tools to aid in better diagnosis of osteoporosis and fracture risk among women.
Screening postmenopausal women through a Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan provides a measurement of their bone mineral density and using the FRAX®, a fracture risk assessment application, one can help to further predict a women’s risk of bone fracture in the next 10 years based on various risk factors such as age, body mass index, history of fracture, daily alcohol intake and whether a patient smokes, or has rheumatoid arthritis. Using the Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) application, you can also study the bone quality and the bone microarchitecture of the bone to achieve added clinical diagnostic confidence. Explore our DXA Bone and Metabolic health portfolio by learning more about our products and clinical applications."