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In Archives of osteoporosis

Since its development in 2008, FRAX has booked its place in the standard day to day management of osteoporosis. The FRAX tool has been appreciated for its simplicity and applicability for use in primary care, but criticised for the same reason, as it does not take into account exposure response. To address some of these limitations, relatively simple arithmetic procedures have been proposed to be applied to the conventional FRAX estimates of hip and major fracture probabilities aiming at adjustment of the probability assessment. However, as the list of these adjustments got longer, this has reflected on its implementation in the standard practice and gave FRAX a patchy look. Consequently, raises the need to re-think of the current FRAX and whether a second generation of the tool is required to address the perceived limitations of the original FRAX. This article will discuss both point of views of re-adjustment and re-thinking.

El Miedany Yasser

2020-Sep-28

Adjustment, Artificial intelligence, BMD, Clinical risk factors, FRAX, Fracture probability, Intervention thresholds, Osteoporosis, Risk assessment, Screening