A digital and mobile tool for calculating the FRAX score.
This app is a very useful and free tool for calculating the WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX). Created by the International Osteoporosis Foundation and Doctot, the app is intuitive and simple to use. The app includes a detailed section about FRAX and its purpose: to calculate a patient’s 10-year probably of fracture based on BMD – and references have been provided. To use the actual assessment tool, select “start the test.” The app then walks you through a series of 14 questions on the FRAX, such as age, gender, ethnicity, weight, height, history of fractures, co-morbidities (smoking, steroids, RA, osteoporosis, alcohol), type of fracture, and T-score. The final result is a FRAX score that estimates the risk of fracture based on the validated tool. Users can then save the score with a patient’s name. Overall, this very simple app is both validated and effective and should be highly considered for anyone who already uses FRAX in their office.