B. Buehring, D. Kiefer, C. Mueller, R. Parvaee, M. Ifanti,I. Andreica, T. Westhoff, R. Wirth, X. Baraliakos, N.Babel, J. Braun
Patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases have an increased risk of fracture but often present “DISH”, a condition that falsely elevates BMD value. The authors aimed to evaluate if TBS could improve fracture estimation in these patients since TBS is minimally affected by DISH. They observed that, while adding BMD to the FRAX calculation decreased fracture risk, the addition of TBS to BMD numerically increased FRAX risk in men with DISH, improving, therefore, fracture estimation.