Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 , Vol 59 , Num 4

Osteoporosis Treatment at Present and in the Future

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1 İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Algoloji Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye DOI : 10.4274/tftr.08455

Osteoporosis is a growing health problem with the aging of the World’s population. The primary goal of osteoporosis treatment at present and in the future is to prevent fractures. A wide range of medications including both antiresorptive and anabolic agents are available for the prevention of fractures. The diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis are progressing rapidly in parallel with the research studies in the field of nanotechnology and pharmacogenetics. The aim of the new treatment options, modalities, and strategies is to increase bone formation and to inhibit excessive resorption. Besides medical treatment, correspondingly with the progress in computer technology, physical therapy and rehabilitation modalities will continue to play an important role in improving the quality of life of patients with osteoporosis.

Keywords : Osteoporosis, treatment, antiresorptive agents, anabolic agents, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitatio