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Repeat Bone Mineral Density Screening and Osteoporotic Fracture Prediction 

Repeat Bone Mineral Density Screening and Osteoporotic Fracture Prediction
Repeat Bone Mineral Density Screening and Osteoporotic Fracture Prediction

Christoph I. Lee

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date: 12 July 2020

This chapter, found in the bone, joint, and extremity pain section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the need for repeat bone densitometry screening and prediction of fractures from osteoporosis. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. The study showed that a repeat bone mineral density test within 4 years adds little additional value beyond the baseline test when assessing hip fracture risk. Moreover, a repeat test within 4 years may not improve fracture risk stratification used for clinical management of osteoporosis. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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