Bone health

Fracture prediction tools underestimate risk by more than 50%

Two commonly used fracture prediction tools – Garvan and 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 investigators from ...

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