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Key questions on osteoporosis

Module summary

Consultant Dr Terry Aspray answers Dr David Russell’s questions on FRAX and  QFracture, and the role of vitamin D.

Learning objectives

This module will update you on:

  • Investigating patients who have a 'wedge fracture' on an X-ray of their spine
  • Using FRAX and the QFracture tool
  • Medications associated with osteoporosis
  • How to treat osteopaenia 
  • Vitamin D
Author

Dr Terry Aspray is a consultant in metabolic bone disease at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and lead for the metabolic bone unit at the Freeman Hospital.

Dr David Russell is a GP in Darlington, County Durham.

Date module published
04/05/2016
Module due for review
04/05/2018
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Very good
Inder Jeet
21.05.2017.
ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS ABOUT BISPHOSPHONATES AND DIAGNOSING OSTEOPOROSIS
Pamela Hunter
12.05.2017.
Good, although not up to date, given there is no discussion of bone markers
Penelope Blackwell
16.05.2017.
Appraisal
Jens Richter
01.05.2017.
good
doug Goss
02.04.2017.