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Often the first sign of osteoporosis is a fracture, hence the term silent
disease. Approximately 1 in 5 people with osteoporosis are not aware
that they have the disease. This online learning module identifies at
risk patients, helps you recognise vertebral fractures, reviews the role of
antiresorptive therapies and the management of pain associated with
osteoporosis. Review the case of Gwen, a previously well 70-year-old
woman, who presents with a persistent productive cough and
occasional breathlessness. Chest x-ray reveals a fracture in one of the
vertebra in her spine. Learn how to interpret vertebral x-rays, weigh up
the evidence on DXA; identify risk factors, and review treatment and
patient management options.

At the conclusion of this online learning module you will be able to:
  • Recognise the potentially silent nature of osteoporosis
  • Identify older patients who are at risk for osteoporosis
  • Interpret X-ray findings of osteoporotic patients
  • Explain the role of bone remineralisation
  • Implement treatment plans for acute and chronic pain associated with osteoporosis.
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