Bone health

Fracture prediction tool underestimates risk by 50%

Two commonly used fracture prediction tools – the Garvan and the FRAX (Australia) – have been found to underestimate the risk of osteoporotic fractures in Australian populations. The calculators performed well in predicting hip fractures but poorly for major osteoporotic fractures (including spine, forearm and humerus), particularly in people with osteopenia or osteoporosis, according to ...

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