Bone Quality – Trabecular Bone Score

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 - 5:47pm

Bone Quality:

Since I started working in the field of bone health there is a common thread that drives a bigger question. 

Is the DXA test (which measures bone density) the only way to determine the overall health of your bones?

But what about bone quality?

OSTEOPOROSIS AND BONE QUALITY

Dr. Lani Simpson interviewed the researcher and developer of the Trabecular Bones Score TBS software, Dr. Didier Hans.

They discussed bone density testing, with a special focus on the TBS score.

The recording and notes are now available.

 

Bone density testing (DXA) is an important piece of the bone health picture, but not the whole story.

Bone quality helps (TBS) explains why some people can have the same exact bone density, while one person fractures easily, and the other does not.

If bone quality is poor, there is less flexibility in the bones to withstand impact.

Bone quality can be assessed by software (TBS) that a bone density facility can purchase.

 

RECORDING:

 

 

 

NOTES FROM THE TBS WEBINAR CAN BE FOUND HERE

Not all facilities have this software.
It is a critical piece of information for your bone health.

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The facility I use offers the TBS as part of the DXA test.
They do an excellent job. 
​You’ll need a script from your doctor to get a DXA/TBS.

The Perlman Center for Advanced Medicine
University of Penn
3400 Civic Center
Ground Floor 300 S. Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
215-662-3000

DXA tests are covered by medical insurance every two years.

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2 comments

  1. Will there be a replay available? I have to work that night!

    Comment by Yvonne on August 19, 2019 at 7:47 am
  2. Please register for the webinar, Yvonne. If there is a recording you will receive it.
    from my bones to yours!

    Comment by Irma Jennings on August 20, 2019 at 8:47 am