Bone Score™ for Physicians
Bone Score is the the first FDA cleared direct measurement of bone. It quantifies how a patient’s bone responds to a direct, physical interaction. Furthermore, this new data point can be tracked over time to observe changes in bone due to lifestyle, aging, or other actions.
There’s more to bone strength than density.
The assessment of tissue quality remains elusive.
A direct approach offers new information.
Ultimately you want to answer the question ‘how well will my patient’s bone hold up when it’s challenged (e.g., a fall )?.’ Bone Score™ is the first and only direct approach to safely and microscopically challenge bone tissue.
Bone Score™ enables physicians to directly measure a patient’s bone tissue.
Bone Score is an in-office procedure that enables you to quantitatively investigate how your patient’s bone feels, or, more specifically, how well the bone tissue resists a microscopic challenge. Bone Score is a first of its kind data point that, along with other tools, can help you assemble a better understanding of your patient’s bone health.
How Bone™ Score Works
Bone Score™ is a brief, in-office procedure.
Bone Score is an in-office procedure performed at the mid-shaft of the anterior tibia. Bone Score directly feels the bone tissue and quantifies how resistant the bone tissue is to a safe, microscopic challenge.
The Bone Score™ procedure results in a simple numerical score.
Bone Score offers a first of its kind scale to quantify the resilience of bone tissue to a challenge.
Higher Bone Scores reflect greater resistance to the microscopic challenge (i.e., harder) and lower numbers reflect lesser resistance to the microscopic challenge (i.e., softer).
Patient Bone Scores fall between 45 (low) to 105 (high).
Additional data for situations when a patient’s skeletal status is unclear.
Osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment decisions will continue to rely on the established technologies (e.g., DEXA) and clinical guidelines. Bone Score is valuable for situations where a patient’s skeletal status is unclear and additional data is desired. Bone Score is not intended to be used by itself to diagnose a disease or prescribe a therapy.
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