J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Nov 11. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3037.
Osteoporotic fracture increases the risk of premature mortality. Muscle weakness is associated with both increased fracture risk and low BMD. However, the role of muscle strength in post-fracture mortality is not well understood. This study examines the change of muscle strength measured at quadriceps (QS) before and after fracture, and defines the relationship between muscle strength and post-fracture mortality.
Autor: Pham HM, Nguyen SC, Ho-Le TP, Center JR, Eisman JA, Nguyen TV.