Your risk of breaking a bone is more than just your bone density score. Your risk is based on a variety of factors, including family history, medical conditions you’ve had and medicines you’ve taken.
The FRAX® tool, an osteoporosis risk assessment test, uses information about your bone density and other risk factors for breaking a bone to estimate your 10-year fracture risk.
Your FRAX® score estimates your chance of breaking a hip as well as your combined chance of breaking a hip or other major bones over the next ten years. Other major bones include the spine, hip, forearm and shoulder.