[Osteosarcopenia: A narrative review].
Bernardo Cedeno-Veloz, Pedro López-Dóriga Bonnardeauxa, Gustavo Duque
Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol | Published : 2019
Osteosarcopenia is a phenotype resulting from the combination of sarcopenia and low bone mineral density. Based on the relationship between bone and muscle, this phenotype is associated with a higher risk of falls, fractures, dependence, and health care costs than its individual components. Given its characteristics, it can be considered as a new geriatric syndrome. Therefore, understanding its pathophysiology and diagnosis, as well as its non-pharmacological and pharmacological management is a task of great importance. The problem in addressing this phenotype arises from the tradition of managing sarcopenia and osteoporosis separately. There is also a lack of consensus on what to call it (s..View full abstract