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.
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