Not just bone density, impaired microarchitecture and strength also predict fractures in postmenopausal women


eMediNexus    26 January 2018

Findings published January 24, 2017 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggest that baseline peak bone mass and density may play a more important role in fragility fractures than bone loss in women older than 60 years. As per the authors of the study, “the inclusion of microarchitectural information provides a novel opportunity to improve our assessment of bone integrity over traditional bone mineral density.”

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