This online video of Cabrini's GP lecture is available for GP's via https://praxhub.com at no cost. The lecture entitled Osteoporosis- an update is designed to educate GP's on the current anti-osteoporosis therapies available and how to manage patients after their initial course of therapy. We will also discuss the risks of jaw osteonecrosis and atypical femoral fractures.Relevance to General Practice
Osteoporosis is a condition that results in loss of bone strength, making bones more fragile and more prone to fracture. Evidence shows that timely diagnosis and appropriate pharmacological management reduces fracture rates. However, osteoporosis remains significantly underdiagnosed and inadequately managed in Australia. Less than 20% of patients presenting to healthcare services with minimal trauma fractures are investigated or treated for osteoporosis.
In general practice, early detection can prevent a first fracture. For patients who have already fractured, investigation and initiation of osteoporosis medication is crucial to reduce the very high risk of subsequent fractures. People with risk factors for osteoporosis need to talk to their doctor about a bone density test