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Do you have osteoporosis merely by DEXA numbers?

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Dr. J.Milo Sewards
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In brief: Not necessarily

A dexa scan is a useful screening exam to diagnose osteoporosis, so a low number on the scan can diagnose osteoporosis.
However, a fragility fracture - such as breaking a wrist or a hip with a fall from standing height, can also indicate osteoporosis, regardless of the t-score on a dexa scan.

In brief: Not necessarily

A dexa scan is a useful screening exam to diagnose osteoporosis, so a low number on the scan can diagnose osteoporosis.
However, a fragility fracture - such as breaking a wrist or a hip with a fall from standing height, can also indicate osteoporosis, regardless of the t-score on a dexa scan.
Dr. J.Milo Sewards
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