This is a followup study on this 47-year-old woman who has low FSH levels (she had a hysterectomy for fibroids). She had an ankle fracture at age 40 and briefly took prednisone five years ago for arthritis. She was treated with calcitonin.
|Lumbar Spine||0.794 g/cm2||-2.30||-1.73|
|Total hip||0.801 g/cm2||-1.16||-0.79|
Since the scan two years previously, "there has been a significant loss of 4% in the lumbar spine and an insignificant improvement of 0.6% in the right total hip."
"At this T score there is a seven-fold increased relative risk of a spine fracture and a three-fold increased relative risk of a hip fracture compared to an age-matched control with normal bone mineral density."
As a result of this bone density, this woman was started on alendronate.Updated 8/8/05