Journal article

Feasibility and tolerability of bone impact microindentation testing: a cross-sectional, population-based study in Australia

Pamela Rufus-Membere, Kara L Holloway-Kew, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Mark A Kotowicz, Julie A Pasco

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The OsteoProbe measures Bone Material Strength Index (BMSi) of cortical bone in living humans using impact microindentation (IMI). Research using this minimally invasive technique is expanding yet, to-date, there have been no reports about its feasibility in the research setting. In this study, we assessed the feasibility and tolerability of using the OsteoProbe in men enrolled in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of data collected in a population-based study. SETTING: Barwon Statistical Division, southeastern Australia, 2016-2018. METHODS: For 252 of 345 consecutive participants (ages 33-96 years), BMSi was measured using the OsteoProbe at the mid-..

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