Richard D. Wasnich, MD

MSC 09 5350

1 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

Articles

Don't Wait for a Fracture Identifying Osteoporosis

Like the proverbial elephant, osteoporosis has been described in ways that vary according to the scientific orientation of the describer. It has been defined clinically as the presence of fracture; biomechanically as decreased bone strength; radiographically as osteopenia; histomorphometrically as reduced bone matrix per unit of bone volume; and epidemiologically as increased fracture risk.