The presence of Osteophytes, a common disorder in older patients and those with osteoarthritis, can falsely elevate the BMD measurements leading to misdiagnosis.
Unlike BMD, TBS results has been demonstrated to be minimally affected by the presence of osteophytes, providing a more accurate fracture risk assessment.
Selected publications related with Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) in Osteoarthritis:
- Kolta, S. et al. TBS result is not affected by lumbar spine osteoarthritis. Osteoporos Int 25, 1759–1764 (2014). To read the abstract click here.
- Anderson, K. B. et al. Is trabecular bone score less affected by degenerative-changes at the spine than lumbar spine BMD? Arch Osteoporos 13, 127 (2018). To read the abstract click here.
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