Osteoporosis therapy

Osteoporosis is marked by the reduction of bone trabeculae and their connection with each other (bone loss) resulting in a deterioration of bone quality. If a risk of osteoporosis or fracture is confirmed as part of the anamnesis and physical examination, a bone densitometry by a DXA scan of the spine and hip is recommended.

Drugs being used in osteoporosis treatment inhibit bone resorption and thus maintain the bone structure and strength. This therapy reduces the risk of fracture when calcium and vitamin D are additionally given.