Friday, March 21, 2008

The FRAX Tool

Wondering how your bones will hold up over the next decade? The World Health Organization has created an algorithm based on certain clinical facts (age, nationality, personal and family fracture risk) and derived from data in four continents. You do need to know your DEXA scores for hip density.

Check out The FRAX Tool. I've got a 6.1% chance of taking out a vertebrae, wrist, hip, or shoulder in the next 10 years. If I was turning Japanese --same stats-- my fracture risk would drop to 3.7%.


Anonymous said...

Dang! Right behind you at 5.5%. Somebody pass the actonel. And the Calcium and vitamine D.

janemariemd said...

This is cool! My risk is 4.2 for a fracture in the next 10 yrs.

Are bisphosphonates proven to reduce fractures in people without bone mass in the osteoporotic range?

Mauigirl said...

I'm at 3.2 I think but I didn't know the BMD number. It also informed me my weight was "out of range." I knew that.