Low trabecular bone scores tied to increased vertebral fracture risk

  • October 10, 2013

BALTIMORE — Trabecular bone scores showed an independent association with prevalent vertebral fractures and a trend toward prediction of incident vertebral fractures, according to a presenter at ASBMR 2013.

“The trabecular bone score (TBS) is strongly and significantly associated with 1.3 to 1.7 times increased risk for prevalent vertebral fractures per standard deviation (SD) decrease in TBS,” Ling Oei, MD, MSc, MA, an Erasmus MC researcher who is currently a research fellow in the department of genetics at Stanford University, said in her presentation. “Each SD decrease in TBS is also associated with 1.5 times increased risk for clinical incident vertebral fractures, though this is borderline significant in our study.”

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