Journal of Osteoporosis

Journal of Osteoporosis / 2017 / Article

Corrigendum | Open Access

Volume 2017 |Article ID 4175180 |

E. Michael Lewiecki, Manuel Diaz Curiel, Joao Lindolfo Borges, Annie Kung, Maria Luisa Brandi, Hans Peter Dimai, "Corrigendum to “New and Emerging Therapies for Osteoporosis”", Journal of Osteoporosis, vol. 2017, Article ID 4175180, 1 page, 2017.

Corrigendum to “New and Emerging Therapies for Osteoporosis”

Received20 Apr 2017
Accepted08 May 2017
Published28 Jun 2017

In the article titled “New and Emerging Therapies for Osteoporosis” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.

The article notes: “The WHO has also developed a fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) to estimate the 10-year probability of major osteoporotic fracture (clinical spine, hip, proximal humerus, and distal forearm) and hip fracture, using clinical risk factors for fracture and femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD), if available.” However, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not develop, test, or endorse the FRAX tool or its recommendations [2]. The metabolic bone disease unit at the University of Sheffield that developed FRAX was a WHO Collaborating Centre from 1991 to 2010, but treatment guidelines must undergo a formal process before they can be endorsed by the WHO.


  1. E. M. Lewiecki, M. D. Curiel, J. L. Borges, A. Kung, M. L. Brandi, and H. P. Dimai, “New and emerging therapies for osteoporosis,” Journal of Osteoporosis, vol. 2010, Article ID 318320, 2 pages, 2010. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar
  2. N. Ford, S. L. Norris, and S. R. Hill, “Clarifying WHO’s position on the FRAX® tool for fracture prediction,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, p. 862, 2016. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar

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