Journal article

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..

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Funding Acknowledgements

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.