Journal article

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 ..

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