Journal of Osteoporosis

Journal of Osteoporosis / 2017 / Article

Corrigendum | Open Access

Volume 2017 |Article ID 7174960 |

Joonas Sirola, Manuel Diaz Curiel, Risto Honkanen, Jun Iwamoto, "Corrigendum to “New Issues in the Management of Osteoporosis”", Journal of Osteoporosis, vol. 2017, Article ID 7174960, 1 page, 2017.

Corrigendum to “New Issues in the Management of Osteoporosis”

Received11 May 2017
Accepted22 May 2017
Published22 Nov 2017

In the article titled “New Issues in the Management of Osteoporosis” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.

The article notes, “It introduces and validates the Mikkeli Osteoporosis Index (MOI) and compares its performance to WHO FRAX tool in separate Finnish cohorts of postmenopausal women. The performance of MOI was found to be comparable to that of World Health Organization (WHO) FRAX-tool in identification of intervention thresholds.” 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. J. Sirola, M. D. Curiel, R. Honkanen, and J. Iwamoto, “New issues in the management of osteoporosis,” Journal of Osteoporosis, vol. 2011, Article ID 582789, 1 page, 2011. 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, no. 12, p. 862, 2016. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar

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