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High and low trauma yield similar future osteoporotic fracture risk

Key clinical point: Both high-trauma and low-trauma fractures were associated with low bone mineral density and future fracture risk.

Major finding: The average Z-scores for adults with a history of high-trauma fracture were similar to those with low-trauma fractures.

Study details: A cohort study of more than 80,000 adults aged 40 years and older with baseline DXA scans who were enrolled in a bone mineral density registry in Canada.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The study’s first author, Dr. Leslie, reported having no financial conflicts to disclose.


Leslie WD et al. Osteoporos Int. 2020 Mar 16. doi:10.1007/s00198-019-05274-2.