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Restoring the Architecture: A Rapid Clinical Perspective on Bone-Mineral Density and Osteoporosis

Linda Brand, De Wet Wolmarans
South African Family Practice | Vol 59, No 6 : November/December| a4774 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v59i6.4774 | ©
Submitted: 07 November 2017 | Published:

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Linda Brand, North-West University, South Africa
De Wet Wolmarans, North-West University, South Africa

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a highly prevalent and debilitating condition that contributes to the risk of fracture in both women and men. The current paper will provide a rapid clinical overview of the condition and the current pharmacotherapeutic approaches applied in its treatment. We close with a summary of novel treatment strategies currently being developed and explain the role of sequential combination therapy in the management of established osteoporosis.

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osteoporosis; rapid clinical perspective; Bone-Mineral Density;

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