Vertebral fractures in osteoporosis: a new method for clinical assessment.

  title={Vertebral fractures in osteoporosis: a new method for clinical assessment.},
  author={Harry K. Genant and Jing Li and C. Y. Wu and John R A Shepherd},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  volume={3 3},
Vertebral fractures are the most common consequence of osteoporosis, and are an important risk factor for subsequent fractures. Patients with reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and vertebral fractures have significantly increased risk for future fractures, indicating great potential for the combined use of fracture assessment and BMD in risk evaluation. Despite the established importance of fractures, however, vertebral assessment is not typically performed in the clinical evaluation of… CONTINUE READING