Orthopedic Surgical Practice
Poor adherence to the osteoporosis guidelines in treatment, management, and prevention has been identified as the major problem that is causing an increased rate of fractures. Thus, it is essential to review common therapies to establish gaps, effectiveness, and tolerability of the therapy with long-term use. Sincepatient education is the most preferred intervention in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, there is a need for research to evaluate the effectiveness of patient education in facilitating osteoporosis identification, treatment, and prevention for long-term benefits. Studies have shown that appropriate approaches and use of patient education arekey to promoting osteoporotic adherence among patients. During follow-ups on patients, tailoring educational intervention with counseling, motivational discussions, and educational programs are highly effective than the utilization of the standard information in improving the osteoporotic outcomes on the patient. Hence, it is important to determine aspects of improvement of the current nursing practice of educational intervention to optimize interactions between the caregivers and the patients for effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis as well its consequences.