The new 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).
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.
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.