Best measure to predict post-menopausal fracture

Surprisingly, physically active women are more prone to breaks

Peak bone mass and density may play a more important role in fractures from falls than bone loss, say Canadian bone and joint experts.


Their study supports the notion that baseline bone quality rather than a change in bone quality is linked to incident fragility fractures in post-menopausal women.

Using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) on about 150 post-menopausal women, the researchers found that women with an incident fragility fracture had compromised bone density, microarchitecture, geometry and strength at baseline