Hip Bone Strength as a Therapeutic Target Working Group

Chairs: SL Ferrari and ML Bouxsein
Members: C Cooper, R Chapurlat, A Cheung, C Glüer, D Hans, G Lyritis, M McClung, E Seeman
Co-opted: P Zysset

Aim

The goal of the group is to review the experimental data to determine the hip strength necessary to resist a fracture upon a sideways fall and to determine whether non-invasive in vivo evaluation of hip strength by FEA is a reliable predictor of ex vivo hip strength and thereby a potential surrogate of hip fracture risk.