Multisite quantitative ultrasound for the prediction of fractures over five years of follow-up: The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 03/21/2013

This study assessed the ability of multisite quantitative ultrasound (mQUS) to predict fracture over a five–year follow–up. The adjusted model found that measures at the distal radius and tibia in the women's group could significantly (p < 0.05) predict all clinical fractures and non–vertebral fractures within the next five years (one standard deviation decrease in SOS was associated with a 25–31% increase in the risk of fracture). mQUS provided significant five–year clinical fracture prediction in women, independent of bone mineral density and other significant risk factors for fracture, when measured at the distal radius and tibia sites.

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