1. The Epidemiology of Fracture: Why Treatment Matters
2. How to Identify Individuals Requiring Anti-osteoporosis Therapy: Imaging in Bone Health
3. The Role of Nutrition in Bone Health
4. The Bone Turnover Cycle
5. Anti-resorptive Therapies
6. Anabolic and Emerging Therapies
7. The Osteoporosis Treatment Gap
8. Effective Risk Communication and Improving Adherence
9. Fracture Liaison Services
10. The Interplay of Muscle and Bone in Later Life
11. Secondary Osteoporosis
12. Bone Health in Children
This book provides a practical overview of osteoporosis for the wide spectrum of clinicians that might encounter the osteoporotic patient. Concise and well-structured chapters examine the public health importance of the condition, the current treatment gap, how to identify individuals who would benefit from treatment, bone turnover and how this can be modified by osteoporosis therapies, adjuvant lifestyle modification, the calcium and vitamin D story, antiresorptive therapies, anabolic therapies, emerging therapies, adherence and compliance with therapy and the perception of fracture risk.
Osteoporosis Treatment: A Clinical Overview meets the need for a book that improves awareness of this major public health problem and possible therapeutic approaches. Primary care physicians, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons and those providing specialist care for the elderly will all benefit from this highly accessible and informative guide to treating osteoporosis.
• Multidisciplinary approach to treating osteoporosis
• Contemporary guide to diagnosis and management
• Reviews best practice including emerging therapies?