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Revista de Osteoporosis y Metabolismo Mineral

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HERNANDEZ HERNANDEZ, JL  and  OLMOS MARTINEZ, JM. The Garvan calculator and fragility fracture risk. Rev Osteoporos Metab Miner [online]. 2017, vol.9, n.2, pp.53-54. ISSN 2173-2345.

Loss of bone mass is only part of the syndrome which, in addition to densitometric osteoporosis, sarcopenia and other risk factors, eventually contributes to fragility fracture. The low sensitivity and specificity of bone mineral density (BMD) measurement in predicting fracture risk has led to the development of tools that include several known risk factors such as demographic variables, physical examination, personal and/or family history of fracture, presence of diseases or medications with influence on bone metabolism and risk factors for falls [1]. Some of these algorithms for predicting the risk of fracture have not been validated in external populations, others lack methodological deficits and only a few have been integrated into national clinical guidelines for osteoporosis.

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