BMD interpretation mistakes - case 4

This 70 year old patient had spinal stenosis. The orthopedic surgeon wanted to know if she had osteoporosis before proceding with back surgery.


1. Osteopenia of the left hip, placing this patient at moderate risk for an osteoporotic related fracture.

This interpretation is not actually a mistake, but I would have expressed the results differently.

Updated 8/8/05