Prediction of hip fracture can be significantly improved by a single biomedical indicator

Debora Testi, Marco Viceconti, Angelo Cappello, Saverio Gnudi

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Abstract

The prediction of patients at-risk of femoral neck fracture with respect to the current densitometric-based methods was studied. Finie element models were used to assess the prediction accuracy obtained by data of bone density distribution, the proximal femur anatomy and the fall-related loading conditions. The study showed that the bone material density in the femoral neck region dominated the fracture event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-807
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Bayesian prediction
  • Femoral neck fractures prevention and control
  • Finite element analysis
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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