Asia–pacific consensus on osteoporotic fracture prevention in postmenopausal women with low bone mass or osteoporosis but no fragility fractures

Chun Feng Huang, Jung Fu Chen, Ian R. Reid, Wing P. Chan, Peter Robert Ebeling, Bente Langdahl, Shih Te Tu, Toshio Matsumoto, Ding Cheng Chan, Yoon Sok Chung, Fang Ping Chen, E. Michael Lewiecki, Keh Sung Tsai, Rong Sen Yang, Seng Bin Ang, Kuo-En Huang, Yin Fan Chang, Chung Hwan Chen, Joon Kiong Lee, Hsin I. MaWeibo Xia, Ambrish Mithal, David L. Kendler, Cyrus Cooper, Jawl Shan Hwang*, Chih Hsing Wu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Postmenopausal women are at significant risk for osteoporotic fractures due to their rapid bone loss. Half of all postmenopausal women will get an osteoporosis-related fracture over their lifetime, with 25% developing a spine deformity and 15% developing a hip fracture. By 2050, more than half of all osteoporotic fractures will occur in Asia, with postmenopausal women being the most susceptible. Early management can halt or even reverse the progression of osteoporosis. Consequently, on October 31, 2020, the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association hosted the Asia–Pacific (AP) Postmenopausal Osteoporotic Fracture Prevention (POFP) consensus meeting, which was supported by the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS) and the Asia Pacific Osteoporosis Foundation (APOF). International and domestic experts developed ten applicable statements for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women with low bone mass or osteoporosis but no fragility fractures in the AP region. The experts advocated, for example, that postmenopausal women with a high fracture risk be reimbursed for pharmaceutical therapy to prevent osteoporotic fractures. More clinical experience and data are required to modify intervention tactics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S14-S20
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume122 Suppl 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 01 2023

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Copyright © 2023 Formosan Medical Association. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Asia–pacific
  • Consensus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporotic fracture
  • Postmenopausal women
  • Prevention
  • Bone Density
  • Osteoporotic Fractures/prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Postmenopause
  • Female
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal/complications

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