Journal article

Normative Data for Impact Microindentation for Australian Men: Cross-Sectional Data From the Geelong Osteoporosis Study.

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

JBMR Plus | Published : 2020


Impact microindentation (IMI) is a novel technique for assessing the bone material strength index (BMSi) in vivo. However, no studies have presented normative data for BMSi. The aim of this study was to develop such normative data using a population-based sample of men, randomly selected from electoral rolls for the Barwon Statistical Division in southeastern Australia to participate in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. BMSi was measured on the tibial plateau using an OsteoProbe in 405 men (ages 33 to 96 years) during the period 2016 to 2019. Associations between BMSi, age, and anthropometry were examined using linear regression models. BMSi values ranged from 49.0 to 100.5. BMSi was negativel..

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