Osteosarcopenia in Older Adults Attending a Fracture Liaison Service

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Western Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr David Scott d.scott@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

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 patients with a recent history of low-trauma fractures attending a Fracture Liaison Service. We will also assess how patients with osteosarcopenia recover from fractures, in comparison to those without the condition, over several months. Students involved in this project will assist with recruitment of patients and data collection, including assessing physical performance and completing body composition scans.

School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Western Health

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