In most European countries osteoporosis is one of the key healthcare problems. National and international experts consider it to have developed into an epidemic.
The principal feature distinguishing osteoporosis among other musculoskeletal diseases is an almost complete absence of clinical symptoms up to the fragility fracture occurrence. Patients do not suspect they are ill unless a minor load, bump or fall causes a fracture. Among the most dangerous osteoporotic fractures, there are femoral neck and vertebral fractures aggravating the patients’ life quality to the most significant extent.
Thanks to the recent medical achievements, effective prophylaxis and treatment of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures are possible. They start with the primary step of bone state evaluation.