The presence of portable and cost effective measuring tools for the diagnosis of osteoporosis is essential; QUS presents itself as a non-destructive, nonionizing, inexpensive technique for the assessment of the mechanical properties of bone, which would contribute to the detection of osteoporosis, and would also allow the formulation of a fracture threshold
This was expected since fracture threshold
is a measure of the mechanical strength of the coating material, independent of the substrate difference.
As a result, when the density dropped with age there wasn't far to go to reach the fracture threshold
Bone mineral density and fracture threshold
in South Indian elderly.
Of adult women with anorexia nervosa, 38% have osteoporosis, and 50% have a bone mineral density (BMD) level below the fracture threshold
When a relatively thick layer of soft tissue was simulated with 1 inch of foam surrounding the surrogate femur, all the hip protectors reduced the force of the impact to below the average fracture threshold
The decrease in bone quality may not only cause individuals to cross a fracture threshold
earlier, but, we hypothesize, it may also impede normal fracture healing.
Available trochanteric padding systems fail to reduce femoral impact force below fracture threshold
When a relatively thick layer of soft tissue was simulated with 1 inch of foam surrounding the femur, all the hip protectors reduced the force of the impact below the average fracture threshold
Energy-shunting external hip protector attenuates the peak femoral impact force below the theoretical fracture threshold
Unlike adults, the fracture threshold
with low bone mineral density in pediatric patients is unknown.
Vertebral fractures are often induced by minor trauma, especially among the oldest age groups, where most women are expected to be under the fracture threshold
of bone mineral density [3-5].