Sarcopenia and Osteoporotic Fractures
Itamar Levinger, Steven Phu, Gustavo Duque
Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism | Springer (part of Springer Nature) | Published : 2016
Low bone mass is strongly associated with increased fracture risk. However, the importance of low muscle mass and strength—known as sarcopenia—as a risk factor for osteoporotic fractures remains overlooked and sometimes controversial. Bone and muscle are closely interconnected not only anatomically, but also physically, chemically and metabolically. Indeed, a significant proportion of individuals with sarcopenia also suffer from osteopenia/osteoporosis suggesting a link between the two tissues. This subgroup of osteosarcopenic individuals are at higher risk of falls and fractures. Therefore, we suggest that lean mass and muscle strength/function assessments should be an integral part in any ..View full abstract
Awarded by Future Leader Fellowship from National Heart Foundation of Australia
A/Prof Levinger was supported by a Future Leader Fellowship (ID: 100040) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia.