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Risk Index of Roux et al for Nonvertebral Osteoporotic Fracture in a Postmenopausal Woman

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Roux et al developed a probability equation and risk index for predicting nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. These can help identify a woman at risk for fracture who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Universite Paris-Descartes, the University of Cincinnati, Center for Metabolic Bone Diseases (Leuven, Belgium) and Procter & Gamble.

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