How to use FRAX Risk Assessment tool?
The Fracture Risk Assessment (FRAX) tool ( www.shef.ac.uk/FRAX/ ) is a free computer-based program developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). It uses clinical risk factors with or without femoral neck BMD to provide a 10-year absolute risk estimate for developing a hip or another major osteoporotic (MOP; wrist, proximal humerus, etc) fracture. It is recommended to be used for making treatment decisions in drug-naïve patients aged >40 years with osteopenia on BMD testing and without fragility fractures. Treatment is advised for those who have a 10-year risk >3% for hip fracture or >20% for major osteoporosis fractures.