Osteoporosis: The Pivotal Role That Orthopedic Surgeons Can Play in Optimizing the Bone Health of Their Postmenopausal

Osteoporosis: The Pivotal Role That Orthopedic Surgeons Can Play in Optimizing the Bone Health of Their Postmenopausal Post-Fracture Patients

Osteoporosis: The Pivotal Role That Orthopedic Surgeons Can Play in Optimizing the Bone Health of Their Postmenopausal Post-Fracture Patients

In postmenopausal women, a broken bone may mean future fractures. Answer this call to action so your high-risk patients don’t fall through the cracks.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Since the recording of this CME activity, the following updates have been published:

    • NAMS Position Statement on the Management of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women
      • Menopause. 2021;28(9):973-997.
    • Consensus Statement from the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation, formerly known as the National Osteoporosis Foundation
      • The Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis Int. 2022;33(10):2049-2102.

    While there’s growing awareness among orthopedic surgeons that osteoporosis is the underlying cause of fractures, there is often a disconnect between this recognition and action in the form of treatment to prevent subsequent fractures. In this discussion, Drs. Andrea Singer, Paul Anderson, and Susan Bukata address the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and the need to identify patients at risk for additional fractures. Osteoporosis treatment (including pharmacotherapy) can play a critical role in preventing future fractures, but physicians must first recognize that fracture is a sentinel event and treat it as a call to action.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Andrea Singer, MD, FACP, CCD
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Director, Women’s Primary Care and Bone Densitometry
    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
    Washington, DC

    Consulting Fees: Amgen, AgNovos, Radius, UCB
    Speakers Bureau: Amgen, Radius Health
    Contracted Research: Radius Health, UCB

    Paul A. Anderson, MD

    Professor, University of Wisconsin
    Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
    Madison, WI

    Royalty: Regeneration Technologies, Inc.
    Consulting Fees: Amgen, Medtronic, Radius Health

    Susan V. Bukata, MD, FAOA, FAAOS
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of California San Diego School of Medicine
    UC San Diego Health
    San Diego, CA

    Consulting Fees: Amgen, Radius Health
    Commercial Interest: Radius Health 

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Estelle Perera has nothing to disclose.
    • Jay Runyon has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW, has nothing to disclose.
    • Anna Trentini has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Describe the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, including bone resorption and bone formation
    • Discuss emerging data and the rationale for appropriate prescribing of monoclonal antibody-based therapies in the peri- and postsurgical setting for osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women
    • Employ best practices in treatment selection based on mechanism of action and managing specific treatment-related adverse events
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of orthopedic surgeons, obstetricians, gynecologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    Global Learning Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 12/1/2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education is the leading provider of education for women’s health professionals. Our activities are recognized nationwide for providing credible, relevant, and practical information on issues impacting the female patient. Additionally, our unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment, and our ability to help learners recognize and overcome barriers to optimal performance and optimal patient outcomes has positioned us as a leader in women’s health education.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amgen.

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