In a recent study done at the University Of Eastern Finland, they linked vertebral fractures and solid organ transplants to the increased risk of breaking a bone due to a loss of bone density. So if you’ve had a rough child hood it may just be the answer to why your bones break so easily. In patients who had vertebral fractures there were changes in the bone composition such as, lower carbonate-phosphate ratio and collagen maturity- which could explain the increased risk of bone breakage. In children who had liver, kidney, heart, or any other solid organ, transplants; it can be explained that the change in the bone micro-architecture is more important as an indicator of the danger of fracture risk than lowered bone mineral density alone. Histomorphometry is a microscopic method that provides information about bone metabolism and remodeling and is incredibly useful in keeping you informed of how your bones are doing. Nobody wants to throw a punch at a bag and break their hand.
So how does all of this translate? Well, if you’ve been injured or sick as a kid (vertebral injuries and organ transplants) or have some form of Osteoporosis then you should definitely go get your bones checked out. Training in MMA is very rewarding both mentally and physically, and although it may be centered around fighting which invites the possibility of broken bones, one should always be as safe as possible to prevent injury. Save the broken bones for the Octagon fellas.