Body anthropometry and local bone microarchitecture may improve determining hip fracture beyond DEXA

Marco Palanca, Egon Perilli, Luca Cristofolini, Saulo Martelli

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Abstract

The common clinical methodfor predicting the hip fracture risk is based on Dual-energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) planar measurements of Bone Mineral Density (BMD, T-score) averaged over large femoral regions (neck, trochanteric, inter-trochanteric and Ward’s triangle) and has poor sensitivity and specificity. However, fracture onset is determined by the local tissue properties and the dynamic load caused by the fall, which in turn is determined by the body mass, the speed at touchdown and the energy absorbed by the tissues surrounding the femur. Aims: to reproduce a sideways fall scenario in vitro and to compare 1) femoral fracture outcomes with fracture risk prediction susing the T-score 2) and a combination of clinical-level Computed-Tomography (CT) measurements of BMD and body anthropometric (BA) parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages56-56
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAustralian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 24th Annual Scientific Meeting - Perth, Australia
Duration: 5 Oct 20187 Oct 2018
http://www.anzors.org.au/annual-conference-2018.html

Conference

ConferenceAustralian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 24th Annual Scientific Meeting
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period5/10/187/10/18
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Keywords

  • hip fracture
  • bone strength
  • Body anthropometry

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    Palanca, M., Perilli, E., Cristofolini, L., & Martelli, S. (2018). Body anthropometry and local bone microarchitecture may improve determining hip fracture beyond DEXA. 56-56. Paper presented at Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia.