Densitometría ósea

La densitometría ósea mide la densidad de los huesos de una persona. Mientras menor sea la densidad de un hueso, mayor será el riesgo de fracturas. Junto con la historia médica del paciente, ayuda a evaluar las probabilidades de sufrir fracturas y la necesidad de tratamiento preventivo. Además, tiene la ventaja de ser indolora y exponer al paciente a una cantidad muy pequeña de radiación.Densitometría ósea

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Last reviewed 11/15/2012 by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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