Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly


Fracture Risk Assessment Tool

Purpose : The FRAX® algorithms give the 10-year probability of fracture.

Admin time :  10 min

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : GP or nurse or self-administered


Content : Set of fracture risk factors used to compute the 10-year probability of hip fracture and the 10-year probability of a major osteoporotic fracture (clinical spine, forearm, hip or shoulder fracture) for both women and men in different countries 


Author :  World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, UK

FRAX - online (UK)

FRAX - app. (WHO)

FRAX - desktop

FRAX® Desktop for Offline Use


The FRAX Desktop application can be purchased and downloaded to any personal computer where it operates without internet access.

The individual entry system mimics the front end of the current web version of FRAX.

It can be used to assess an unlimited number of individual patients in any healthcare setting. The license can run for six or twelve months (download will expire after the subscription period).

Each time the license is renewed, the subscriber receives the updated version of FRAX.

What investigations follow FRAX ?


Many people confuse the results of FRAX with the recommendations for treatment based on the results. 

Read more about the use of FRAX

This Tool is used in the Bone Health Assessment

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The Bone Health Assessment is one of 5 sub-domains of the  Medical Assessment

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The Medical Assessment is one of 8 domains of the

 Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

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