Vertebral Fractures in Ankylosing Spondylitis Are Associated with Lower Bone Mineral Density in Both Central and Peripheral Skeleton
The Journal of Rheumatology, 08/16/2012
Klingberg E et al. – Vertebral fractures (VF) in ankylosing spondylitis are common but are often not diagnosed. VF are associated with advanced age, longstanding disease, impaired back mobility, syndesmophyte formation, and lower bone mineral density (BMD) in both the central and peripheral skeleton. BMD in the femoral neck, total hip, and estimated volumetric BMD showed the strongest association with VF.