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Guideline and Recommendations

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2023 Clinical Practice Guideline

The 2023 guideline contains 25 recommendations and 10 good practice statements with a focus on exercise, nutrition, fracture risk assessment, treatment and more – reflecting advances in risk assessment, and nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of osteoporosis.

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2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis. The 2010 guidelines represent a paradigm shift in the prevention and treatment of osteoporotic fractures, moving the focus from treating low bone mineral density (BMD) to better identifying fractures caused by weakened bones (fragility fractures).

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Multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis. Too Fit to Fracture is a series of exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis or spine fractures.  Are You Too Fit To Fracture?

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Long-Term Care Recommendations

The new 2015 recommendations for fracture prevention in long-term care include an integrated falls and osteoporosis assessment as well as various treatment strategies. These recommendations target a specific population that is not usually considered in the development of treatment strategies and include valuable tools and resources for professionals providing care for long-term care residents.

Scientific Advisory Council

We look to the best experts to inform our care guidelines for patients and care providers. Our Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) is made up of experts in Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism and is a volunteer membership. Comprised of clinicians, researchers and educators, the SAC advises Osteoporosis Canada’s board and staff on scientific and medical issues.

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