Feeling old in your bones? Your skeletal age may be the reason

In a previous blog, I discussed the implication of communicating mortality risk to patients with a fracture. In this article, we put forward the new concept of “skeletal age” to quantify the impact of fracture on mortality.

It is easy to determine the chronological age of an individual. The number of years that pass from the date of birth (elapsed time) is chronological age. However, for practical health purposes, the age of our body is more informative than our chronological age. In engineering, the idea of ‘effective age’…