Journal article

Ageing Effects on 3-Dimensional Femoral Neck Cross-Sectional Asymmetry: Implications for Age-Related Bone Fragility in Falling

BCC Khoo, K Brown, JR Lewis, E Perilli, RL Prince

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

This paper explores the effects of aging on femoral neck (FN) anatomy in a study of women aged 20-90years in relation to implications for FN fracture propensity in buckling. Five hundred and four participants were scanned by Quantitative Computed Tomography and analyzed using Quantitative Computed Tomography Pro BIT (Mindways). FN cross-section was split through geometric center into superior and inferior sectors. Bone mass, structural measurements, and bone mineral density were analyzed. Buckling ratio was calculated as ratio of buckling radius to cortical thickness. Between 2nd decade and 8th decade, age-related integral bone mass reduction in superior sector was substantially larger than ..

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