Should a prior fracture be a requirement for initiating osteoporosis treatment with an anabolic agent?

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Many patients may benefit from anabolic therapies that stimulate bone formation. These may include patients who have not yet had low trauma fractures. Patients who present with very low bone density T-scores, such as below –3.5, are typically considered for an anabolic therapy, but there is flexibility in this. These patients are clearly at high risk because of their low T-scores, and with other risk factors, such as age and medical comorbidities contributing to this risk, it

Click here to read the cover story, “Treatment sequence key for optimal management of osteoporosis”
Many patients may benefit from anabolic therapies that stimulate bone formation. These may include patients who have not yet had low trauma fractures. Patients who present with very low bone density T-scores, such as below –3.5, are typically considered for an anabolic therapy, but there is flexibility in this. These patients are clearly at high risk because of their low T-scores, and with other risk factors, such as age and medical comorbidities contributing to this risk, it