COVID-19 and Bone Loss: A Review of Risk Factors, Mechanisms, and Future Directions

Published: 15 January 2024, Volume 22, pages 122–134, (2024), Amy Creecy, Olatundun D. Awosanya, Alexander Harris, et. al. Springer Link Abstract Purpose of Review SARS-CoV-2 drove the catastrophic global phenomenon of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in a multitude of systemic health issues, including bone loss. The purpose of this review is to summarize recent findings related to bone loss and potential […]

Indiana University researchers study long-term effects of COVID-19 on bone growth

Authors: Caitlin VanOverberghe  SARS-CoV-2 can cause quick and significant bone loss—even when infections of the virus that causes COVID-19 appear to be mild. Researchers in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine discovered that mouse models infected with the novel coronavirus lost approximately 25% of their bone mass within two weeks of contagion. […]