What is the Fracture Risk Assessment (FRAX) tool for osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The Fracture Risk Assessment (FRAX) tool, accessible to healthcare providers and patients, is a validated instrument used to estimate 10-year risks for fractures, including those for black, Asian, and Hispanic women. [84] A 65-year-old white woman with no other risk factors has a 9.3% 10-year risk for any osteoporotic fracture. Generally, estimated fracture risks in nonwhite women are lower than those for white women of the same age.


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