Track: Osteoporosis



Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass, deterioration of bone tissue, and increased risk of fractures. It primarily affects older adults, particularly postmenopausal women, but can also occur in men and younger individuals due to various factors such as genetics, hormonal imbalances, and lifestyle choices. Research in osteoporosis has made significant strides in understanding its pathophysiology and developing strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Advances in bone density scanning technologies, such as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), allow for early detection and monitoring of bone loss, enabling healthcare providers to intervene before fractures occur. Moreover, research into the role of nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modifications has emphasized the importance of calcium, vitamin D, and weight-bearing exercises in maintaining bone health and reducing fracture risk. Pharmacological interventions, including bisphosphonates, selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), and monoclonal antibodies targeting bone resorption pathways, have proven effective in slowing bone loss and reducing fracture incidence in high-risk individuals. Additionally, emerging therapies such as sclerostin inhibitors and parathyroid hormone analogs offer novel approaches to enhance bone formation and strength. With ongoing research focusing on identifying genetic markers, novel drug targets, and personalized treatment approaches, the future of osteoporosis management holds promise for improving outcomes and reducing the burden of this debilitating disease on individuals and healthcare systems worldwide.

·        Osteoporosis Endocrinology
·        Osteoporosis and Nutrition
·        Bone Health
·        Bone and Mineral Research
·        Pathogenesis and Treatment

Related Societies: French Society of Exercise and Sports Medicine | French Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology | Georgian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology | German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery | German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma | German Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology | German Society for Traumatology | German-Austrian-Swiss Society for Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Sports Medicine | Guatemalan Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology | Hellenic Arthroscopy Association