Osteoporosis & Fracture Liaison Service
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones lose strength, making you more likely to break a bone than the average adult. Osteoporosis occurs when bones become thin causing them to become fragile and more likely to break. There are many factors which make it likely that a person is at high risk of breaking a bone.
Our Fracture Liaison Service service provides assessment, advice, and treatment for:
- Patients over 50 who have already broken a bone.
- Specific patients who are prescribed Osteoporotic treatments for other reasons.
The Royal Osteoporosis Society has created a number of videos for people newly diagnosed with osteoporosis. These have been developed by people living with osteoporosis and healthcare professionals. These videos are designed to answer the questions you may have:
The ROS have created a wide range of fact sheets and leaflets. These can help you to better understand and manage your condition. Click here to go to their Facts Sheets & Leaflets Page.
What Exercises Can I Do?
Lifestyle, Diet, and Supplements Guidance
Drug Treatments for Osteoporosis
Scans & Checks
How to Check if you May Need a DEXA Scan
Log onto the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX)
Insert your personal details and click the calculate button. The FRAX tool advises your likely risk of an osteoporotic fracture over the next 10 years.
Press the NOGG button at the end of the FRAX sheet and it will take you to the National Osteoporosis Guidelines Group guidance. Here you will be advised whether a DXA scan is indicated or if treatment for osteoporosis is advised. If either is recommended you should inform your GP or health care professional.