FRAX

FRAX® is a computer-based algorithm developed by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases to help predict the 10-year risk of fragility fracture. Now with 34 specific country models, FRAX is being used increasingly by physicians around the world to help assess their patients’ fracture risk in the course of a clinical assessment. Read more
The fracture risk assessment tool, FRAX®, released in 2008, provides country-specific algorithms for estimating individualized 10-year probability of hip and major osteoporotic fracture (hip, clinical spine, distal forearm, and proximal humerus). Since its release, 71 models have been made available for 66 countries covering more than 80% of the world population and FRAX has been incorporated... Read more
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Professor Eugene McCloskey, MD, professor in adult bone disease and honorary consultant in the department of oncology and metabolism at the University of Sheffield, was interviewed by Endocrine Today about the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool - FRAX.  In the interview he discusses the factors FRAX evaluates, the reason it was developed, and the benefits the tool has brought to clinical practice. Read more
FRAX thresholds Latin America
Latin America’s population is ageing and as a result the region is facing a rapid increase in the prevalence of osteoporosis and fragility fractures. The newly published Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®) -based intervention thresholds for seven Latin American countries represent a substantial advance in the detection of both men and women at high risk of fracture, particularly in the elderly.1 Read more
FRAX thresholds Latin America
La población de América Latina está envejeciendo y, como resultado, la región enfrenta un rápido aumento en la prevalencia de osteoporosis y fracturas por fragilidad. Read more
A new study published in The Lancet reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would help identify those at risk of hip fracture.   > View ‘Screening in the community to reduce fractures in older women (SCOOP): a randomised controlled trial’, published in The Lancet on December 15. Read more
Desde su lanzamiento en 2008, la Herramienta de Evaluación de Riesgo de Fractura (FRAX®) ha ofrecido a los médicos, en todas las regiones del mundo, una calculadora en línea para predecir la probabilidad a 10 años de una fractura osteoporótica en un paciente individual. El algoritmo está actualmente disponible para 63 países y en 34 idiomas. Read more
Since its initial launch in 2008, the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®) has offered medical practitioners in all regions of the world a simple online calculator to predict an individual patient's 10-year probability of an osteoporotic fracture. The algorithm is currently provided for 63 countries and is available in 34 languages.  Read more
Uno de los determinantes más recientes y ampliamente estudiados del riesgo de fractura es la puntuación ósea trabecular (TBS). El Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) se calcula a partir del archivo de análisis DXA anteroposterior de la columna mediante un software (TBS iNsight) que se utiliza como complemento al análisis DXA. Read more
FRAX Risk Assessment Tool website
In response to a recent article in the World Health Organization (WHO) Bulletin[1], IOF wishes to comment on the development of the FRAX tool for fracture risk assessment (www.shef.ac.uk/FRAX).  Read more

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