Primary Care Resources - Osteoporosis

This case study flags key questions to be considered in the care and treatment of an elderly male with complex health needs post hip fracture. 1 Page.

The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy’s main focus is the reduction of hip fractures and other osteoporotic fractures in Ontario through the collaboration of key stakeholders and partnerships.  Resources include links to education, patient education and the newsletter which provides information on programs, projects and research updates. Regional lead contact information is available. Last reviewed August 2018.

This white paper identifies the personal and health system burden due to undiagnosed and untreated cases of osteoporosis. The authors highlight the care gap and recommend the need for appropriate assessment and treatment based on the 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines, through coordinated post fracture care programs using Case Management. 28 Pages.

This guide has been developed to provide healthcare professionals with a quick-reference summary of the most important recommendations from the 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada. For more detailed information, consult the full guideline document at www.osteoporosis.ca.

This article provides a practical approach to the workup and management of osteoporosis in patients 65 years or older.  Recommendations on who to screen; clinical assessment and testing; interpretation of BMD results, how to treat, when to repeat BMD and referral to osteoporosis specialist.