Had a fracture? Do I need Osteoporosis screening?
Osteoporosis is a bone condition resulting from a loss of quantity of bone due to loss of mineralisation. There is nothing wrong with the quality of bone but it's quantity. it comes in two forms, age related and that which is related to the menopause. That distinction may be necessary to clinicians but has no bearing to treatment. For the clinician it has a bearing on osteoporosis screening and ruling out other conditions that may give a similar picture. The consequences of o