North America Guidelines

This page features osteoporosis guidelines from North America. International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) does not officially endorse national or regional guidelines. This is because osteoporosis prevalence and aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of fractures are country or region-specific. There may be multiple guidelines from any one country or region.

References are available here. Where available a link to the full text of a guideline is provided.

If your country or region has issued osteoporosis guidelines which are not included here, or if updated guidelines are available, please contact us.

Country or Region     Title of Guideline Date
Canada 2010 clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis
and management of osteoporosis in Canada (ref 3)
United States National Osteoporosis Foundation: Clinician's guide to prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (ref 16) 2013
  American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Medical Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
(ref 17)
  US Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (ref 18) 2010
  North American Menopause Society (ref 19) 2006
  American College of Rheumatology: 2010 Recommendations for the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (ref 20) 2010