RECOMMENDATIONS BY GEORGIAN ASSOCIATION OF SKELETAL METABOLIC DISEASES ON THE INITIATION OF TREATMENT WITH USE OF AGE-DEPENDENT INTERVENTION THRESHOLD BASED ON FRAX IN PATIENTS WITH OSTEOPOROSIS.Georgian Med News. 2019 JunGM
Treatment criteria based only on bone mineral density do not reflect completely the likelihood of fractures. We reviewed the studies and recommendations on different types of intervention thresholds for the initiation of treatment in patients with osteoporosis. Georgian Association of Skeletal Metabolism Diseases recommends to use age dependent intervention threshold based on 10-year probability of osteoporotic fractures calculated by FRAX algorithm as a diagnostic and treatment criteria for patients with osteoporosis.