7. Osteoporosis and Metabolic Disorders

  1. Mohit Bhandari MD, PhD, FRCSC
  1. Celeste J. Hamilton BHK, MSc1,
  2. Sophie A. Jamal MD, PhD, FRCPC1 and
  3. Earl R. Bogoch MSc, MD, FRCSC2

Published Online: 31 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345100.ch7

Evidence-Based Orthopedics

Evidence-Based Orthopedics

How to Cite

Hamilton, C. J., Jamal, S. A. and Bogoch, E. R. (2011) Osteoporosis and Metabolic Disorders, in Evidence-Based Orthopedics (ed M. Bhandari), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345100.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Multidisciplinary Osteoporosis Research Program, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  2. 2

    Mobility Program, St., Michael's Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184762

Online ISBN: 9781444345100



  • osteoporosis;
  • fracture;
  • diagnosis;
  • treatment;
  • bisphosphonates;
  • fracture healing;
  • adverse effects


Osteoporosis is an important orthopaedic concern, as the clinical consequence of osteoporosis is fracture. In this chapter, key osteoporosis issues in orthopaedic medicine will be discussed in an evidence-based manner. Issues addressed will include: (a) the identification of osteoporosis in patients with fractures (b) treatment guidelines for fracture patients with osteoporosis (c) effective pharmacologic therapies for reducing fracture risk (d) bisphosphonate therapy and fracture healing and (e) adverse effects associated with pharmacologic therapies for osteoporosis.