Osteoporosis is a common condition encountered in general practice and is significantly undertreated. Tailoring the type and timing of treatment to the individual patient is important to improve outcomes and minimise potential side effects. Bisphosphonates, denosumab and hormonal therapies are effective in decreasing hip, vertebral and nonvertebral fractures. First-line treatment selection depends on individual patient factors and preferences.
Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2023