Contribution of Quadriceps Weakness to Fragility Fracture: A Prospective Study

J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Jan;31(1):208-14. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2594. Epub 2015 Aug 4.

These data indicate that muscle weakness is an independent determinant of fracture risk in men, but not in women. This sex difference suggests that apart from mechanical load effect of muscle on bone, there are other muscle-bone interactions that need to be investigated in future studies. The accuracy of fracture risk prediction for men may be improved by incorporating muscle strength.

Autor: Pham HM, Nguyen ND, Center JR, Eisman JA, Nguyen TV.
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