Identification of vertebral fractures during fracture risk assessment using dxa dual energy x ray dxa measurement of bone mineral density bmd is undertaken as part of fracture risk assessment in patients with risk factors for osteoporosis. Identification of vertebral fractures during fracture risk assessment using dxa 11 audit of vertebral fractures 12 early identification and management of osteoporosis following a low trauma fracture presents a real opportunity to reduce the risk of a second fracture vertebral fractures are the most common. Osteoporosis and vertebral column fragility fractures identification and management for the apn you will need to create a guest account to register if you do not currently have a login you can also join naon membership to start enjoying full member benefits including free registration to this webinar. Importance of identifying vertebral fracture vf osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease estimated to affect more than 200 million people worldwide osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and micro architectural deterioration which leads to bone fragility and consequent increase in fracture risk. Osteoporosis per se is not a harmful disease it is the sequela of osteoporosis and most particularly the occurrence of osteoporotic fracture that makes osteoporosis a serious medical condition
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