Dengel posts blog on the use of trabecular bone score in athletes

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Don Dengel, PhD

Don Dengel, PhD, professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP), is the author of a recent blog post entitled, “The Use of Trabecular Bone Score In Athletes”. In 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adopted the Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) as another diagnostic method for determining osteoporosis. TBS was initially intended to be used in older adult populations or in individuals with specific medical conditions that affect bone health. However, it is possible that TBS may be useful in young female/male athletes or specific sport populations that may be at risk for bone stress injuries or fractures. This blog discusses the possible use of TBS in certain athletic populations who may be at risk for bone stress injuries or fracture.

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