FRAX = Fracture Risk Assessment Tool

Do you know your FRAX score? If you have low bone density on your DEXA test, the FRAX score can add valuable information for your need to be treated for osteoporosis.  The FRAX score is generated by answering a few simple questions.  The information it gives you is an estimate of your risk of breaking a bone in the next 10 years.

If your FRAX score is over 20, it not only means that you have osteoporosis, and have a high risk of breaking a bone, but that your osteoporosis should be treated more aggressively.  PLEASE find out your FRAX score, as it can help you prevent a fracture.

Here’s a link to the online version of the FRAX test.  (Click on the Calculation Tool on the top toolbar).  If your FRAX score is over 20, come in and discuss what options you have to keep your bones healthy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact my office @ 979-774-7896

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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  1. Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease, since the first sign of the disease is a fracture. Please find out your FRAX score and get a DEXA scan to be sure you are in a safe range. You don’t want to be that person who steps off the curb and fractures a hip. There are so many possible options for treatment, from oral meds, to injections and infusions. Dr. Scheinost can determine your fracture risk and discuss treatment options that are best for you. She is an excellent, caring doctor and will give you the best options for your care.

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