Assess Your Risk For Bone Fracture
How high is your risk for bone fracture? Use the tools below to assess how likely you are to break a bone, if you are age 40 or older for the FRAX tool and over 60 for the Garvan calculator. You may use these if you have not been treated with an osteoporosis medicine. If you have had a DXA scan use the results of your femoral neck region of the hip for the bone density sections on either calculator.
FRAX is a fracture risk assessment tool developed under the auspices of the World Health Organization and administrated through the University of Sheffield, UK. It is designed for use of women and men age 40 and over who have not been treated with an osteoporosis medicine. The tool uses clinical risk factors with or without bone mineral density tests to calculate your 10-year probability of major osteoporotic fractures and hip fractures. If you have had a DXA scan, you can input your femoral neck results. Otherwise, the tool uses your height and weight to calculate your score. Talk with doctor about using and interpreting the FRAX tool.
The Fracture Risk Calculator was developed using data collected in the internationally renowned Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study by the Garvan Institute, in Australia. The calculator is for men and women over the age of 60 who have not been treated with osteoporosis medicines. If you have had a DXA scan, you can input your femoral neck results. Fracture risk is calculated for 5- and 10-year risk of hip and any osteoporotic fracture. The results should serve as a guide only. Talk with your doctor about your fracture risk.