Bone mineral density (BMD)—a measure of both cortical and trabecular bone—has been widely used as an index of bone fragility.
The femoral neck and lumbar vertebrae are the areas most commonly measured with BMD, but hip osteoarthritis and lumbar spondylosis can mask systemic osteoporosis.
In addition, the most common fragility fractures occur at the distal radius.
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