Risk Factors for Ankle Fracture

  title={Risk Factors for Ankle Fracture},
  author={Diana M. Greenfield and Richard Eastell},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Ankle fractures are frequently observed in postmenopausal women although the pattern of incidence and risk factor profile suggest that ankle fracture may not be a typical osteoporotic fracture. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of osteopenia and vertebral fracture and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), anthropometry, lifestyle and reproductive factors in women who have sustained an ankle fracture. We studied 103 women aged 50–80… CONTINUE READING


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