Journal article

Fracture site-specific deficits in bone size and volumetric density in men with spine or hip fractures

E Seeman, YB Duan, C Fong, J Edmonds

JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH | AMER SOC BONE & MINERAL RES | Published : 2001

Abstract

To study the structural basis of bone fragility in men, we compared bone size and volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) of the third lumbar vertebra and femoral neck in 95 men with spine fractures, 127 men with hip fractures, and 395 healthy controls using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The results were expressed in absolute terms and age-specific SD scores (mean +/- SEM). In controls, vertebral body and femoral neck width increased across age, being 0.46 +/- 0.11 SD and 0.91 +/- 0.08 SD higher in elderly men than in young men, respectively (both,p < 0.001). Men with spine fractures had reduced vertebral body width (-0.45 +/- 0.10 SD;p < 0.01) but not femoral neck width (-0.15 +/- ..

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