OSTEOPOROSIS AN OVERVIEW

OSTEOPOROSIS AN OVERVIEW

Authors: Suman V.B., Khalid P.,
Format: Paperback | Genre : Medical Science | Other Book Detail

Osteoporosis: is dened as a reduction of bone mass (or density) or the presence of a fragility fracture. Based on recommendation of a WHO committee, osteoporosis is operationally dened as a bone density that falls 2.5 standard deviation (SD) below the mean for young healthy adults of the same race and gender also referred to as T-score of - 2.5. Those who fall at the lower end of the young normal range ( a T-score of >1SD below the mean ) are dened as osteopenic having low bone density and are considered to be at increased risk of osteoporosis


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Suman V.B.

Suman V.B.

Department of Physiology, Kasturba Medical College. Mangalore, Manipal Academy of higher education (MAHE). Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Khalid P.

Khalid P.

Assistant Professor at Department of Clinical Laboratory Science Faculty of Applied Medical Science Shaqra University (SU), Al-Dawadmi - 11911 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)