FRAX and mandibular sparse trabeculation as fracture predictors: a longitudinal study from 1980 to 2002

Valter Sundh, Dominique Hange, Margareta Ahlqwist, Magnus Hakeberg, Lauren Lissner, Grethe Jonasson
  • European Journal Of Oral Sciences, March 2017, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/eos.12341

Mandibular bone and the clinical index FRAX as predictors of skeletal fracture

What is it about?

Both sparse mandibular trabeculation and FRAX>15% were highly significant fracture predictors with the best prediction in the eldest women. If either FRAX >15% or sparse trabeculation were present, 23% of the women fractured, whereas 1.5% of the women without any of these predictors fractured the following ten years. In the group with both FRAX >15% and sparse trabeculation, 34.1% fractured the following ten years versus 1.5% in the group without these indicators.

Why is it important?

Collaboration between dental and medical professions may be useful for diminishing fracture frequency in the population.

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