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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 9857302, 1 page
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9857302
Corrigendum

Corrigendum to “Prediction of Local Ultimate Strain and Toughness of Trabecular Bone Tissue by Raman Material Composition Analysis”

Institute for Biomechanics, ETH Zurich, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 3, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland

Correspondence should be addressed to Silvio Lorenzetti; hc.zhte@itteznerols

Received 20 April 2017; Accepted 8 May 2017; Published 21 November 2017

Copyright © 2017 Roberto Carretta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the article titled “Prediction of Local Ultimate Strain and Toughness of Trabecular Bone Tissue by Raman Material Composition Analysis” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.

The article notes, “the donors were both female and not pharmacologically treated; one (56 years at extraction) was clinically classified as healthy, and the second (54 years at extraction) exhibited secondary osteoporosis (FRAX, WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool).” However, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not develop, test, or endorse the FRAX tool or its recommendations [2]. The metabolic bone disease unit at the University of Sheffield that developed FRAX was a WHO Collaborating Centre from 1991 to 2010, but treatment guidelines must undergo a formal process before they can be endorsed by the WHO.

References

  1. R. Carretta, E. Stüssi, R. Müller, and S. Lorenzetti, “Prediction of local ultimate strain and toughness of trabecular bone tissue by Raman material composition analysis,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 457371, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. N. Ford, S. L. Norris, and S. R. Hill, “Clarifying WHO’s position on the FRAX® tool for fracture prediction,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, 862 pages, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar