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Could an ortho consultant surgeon know from x rays or CT if patient with a fracture had osteoporosis?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

The x ray could show significant demineralization that could lead the radiologist or orthopedic surgeon to suggest osteoporosis .
However confirmatory bone mineral density scan with a t score of less than -2.5 per who standard is required to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Yes

The x ray could show significant demineralization that could lead the radiologist or orthopedic surgeon to suggest osteoporosis .
However confirmatory bone mineral density scan with a t score of less than -2.5 per who standard is required to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Maybe

You can take an educated guess based on bone structure on the plain films and ct.

In brief: Maybe

You can take an educated guess based on bone structure on the plain films and ct.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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