Chronic effects of stroke on hip bone density and tibial morphology: a longitudinal study
FMH Lam, M Bui, FZH Yang, MYC Pang
Osteoporosis International | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2016
UNLABELLED: The study aimed to quantify the long-term effects of stroke on tibial bone morphology and hip bone density. Only the trabecular bone mineral density and bone strength index in the hemiparetic tibial distal epiphysis showed a significant decline among individuals who had sustained a stroke 12-24 months ago. INTRODUCTION: This study aims to determine the changes in bone density and morphology in lower limb long bones during a 1-year follow-up period and their relationship to muscle function in chronic stroke patients. METHODS: Twenty-eight chronic stroke patients (12-166 months after the acute stroke event at initial assessment) and 27 controls underwent bilateral scanning of the h..View full abstract
We thank the International Osteoporosis Foundation for their constructive criticisms and assistance in the writing of the parts of the manuscript. F.M.H. Lam was granted a full-time research studentship by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. F.M.H. Lam was granted a Young Investigator Award from the International Osteoporosis Foundation to present the preliminary results of this study at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012. M.Y.C. Pang was granted a General Research Fund by the Research Grants Council.