Osteosarcopenia in Older Adults Attending a Fracture Liaison Service

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research
Department / Centre
Western Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr. David Scott d.scott@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Gustavo Duque gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

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.

Project Details

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.

School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research
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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Department / Centre


Research Node

Western Health

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