Osteosarcopenia in Older Adults Attending a Fracture Liaison Service
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- PhD students, Masters by Research
- Department / Centre
- Western Health
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Summary Osteosarcopenia describes the significant loss of bone and skeletal muscle mass that occurs during ageing. Although the condition is not well characterised, osteosarcopenia appears to be associated with increased risk for disability, institutionalisation, falls, fractures and mortality in older adults.
This study will determine the prevalence of osteosarcopenia in older patientswith a recent history of low-trauma fracturesattending a FractureLiaison Service. We will also assess how patients with osteosarcopenia recover from fractures, in comparison to those without the condition, over several months. Studentsinvolved in this project will assist with recruitment of patients and data collection, including assessing physical performance and completing body composition scans.
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PhD students, Masters by Research
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