Fracture risk assessment tool

The FRAX tool has been developed by WHO to evaluate fracture risk of patients. It is based on individual patient models that integrate the risks for fractures associated with clinical risk factors as well as bone mineral density (BMD) at the femoral neck.

The FRAX models have been developed from studying population-based cohorts from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. The FRAX tool is computer-driven and is freely available on the web: see link below.

The FRAX algorithms give the 10-year probability for fracture. The output is a 10-year probability of hip fracture and the 10-year probability of a major osteoporotic fracture (clinical spine, forearm, hip or shoulder fracture).

Please go to the FRAX website to use the WHO Fracture Risk assessment Tool


Publication validation FRAX tool