Prevalent vertebral fractures on chest CT: Higher risk for future hip fracture

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 07/08/2013

Subclinical or undiagnosed vertebral fractures on routine chest Computed Tomography (CT) may be useful for detecting patients at increased risk of future hip fractures who might benefit from preventive interventions. Prevalent vertebral fractures on routine clinical chest CT are associated with future hip fracture risk.

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