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Indications for Measuring Bone Density in a Patient

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Measurement of bone density (bone mass) costs money and may involve exposure to radiation. It should only be measured when there are good indications to do so and if the results will influence the management of the patient.

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