Assessment of Osteoporosis in Men Visiting Orthopaedic OPD in a Tertiary Care Teaching Centre
Background: Osteoporosis is more prevalent in women than men. But Men are also suffered from Osteoporosis. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the status of Osteoporosis in Men. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of bone is a technique for assessing bone microarchitecture in addition to bone mass. Methods: This Retrospective study was done in 160 male patients in the Department of Orthopaedics, Geetanjali Medical college and Hospital, Udaipur.
Results: 160 patients were included in the study on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. As far as age groups considered, 35% (n=56) were between 25-40yrs, 40% (n=64) between 41-60yrs and 25% (n=40) between 61-75 yrs. Commonest presenting symptom in the study population was Backache which was 55% (n=88). 25% (42) presented with generalized bone pain and 20% (33) patients had a history of fracture after trivial trauma. Majority of the osteoporotic patients fell in the age group of 41-60 yrs. Conclusion: Our study revealed that the osteoporosis and osteopenia found to be more common in males in the age group of 40-60 yrs and Quantitative ultrasonography is one of the most effective tools for early detection of osteopenia and osteoporosis.
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