Fracture Risk

You can use CAROC, FRAX or the Fracture Risk Scale to determine fracture risk.

BUT you may not have access to the bone mineral density scores.

A quick way to gauge fracture risk without knowing BMD:

  • Vertebral or hip fracture – high risk
  • Wrist + vertebral or hip fracture – high risk
  • Wrist fracture only – moderate risk

What does it mean if someone is high risk?

High risk means there is 20% chance they will have another fracture within the next 10 years, and may affect the exercises you choose and the activities you recommend modifying.